Series of activities planned to celebrate HM the Queen’s birthday


BANGKOK, 16 July 2014  – Documentaries and feature films will be produced to honor Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of her 82nd birthday anniversary this year. 

Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office Mom Luang Panadda Diskul said at a press conference that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has given approval to the film project, which calls for production of two documentaries and two movies featuring royal activities of Her Majesty the Queen in the four parts of the country.

The two movies, which portray royal activities in the northern and southern parts of Thailand, will be screened on 5th August 2014, at the Siampawalai Royal Grand Theatre of the Siam Paragon Shopping Center in Bangkok. All other theatres nationwide are also requested to show the film on the date.

Apart from the film project, a Buddha image will be casted to commemorate Her Majesty’s 7th cycle anniversary on 12th August 2016. The public are invited to donate for the project to enable the Buddha image to be completed in time for the celebration. Other activities for this year include a grand exhibition in honor of HM the Queen at Amporn Gardens and the Royal Plaza on 9th and 10th of August, a light-and-sound show, and a candle-lit ceremony to wish Her Majesty a happy birthday to be presided over by the NCPO Head, General Prayuth Chan-o-cha.

The Sangha Supreme Council of Thailand has also asked Buddhist monks worldwide to chant holy stanzas as a tribute to Her Majesty during 8-12 August. The Bureau of the Royal Household will arrange books for well wishers to sign on the 12th of August.