Special Report: NCPO hosts activities to mark H.M. the Queen’s birthday

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The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is hosting a series of activities to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 82nd birthday anniversary on August 12. 

The events will be held during August 9-12 at Suan Amporn, Dusit Palace, Sanam Luang and at major sites in other provinces across the country under the theme “Mother: the Great Giver”. This coming weekend, exhibitions will be held to display Her Majesty’s royal projects including her mission to provide social welfare and medical support to those in remote rural areas and her establishment of The SUPPORT Foundation.

Musical performances and light and sound shows will also be held. A small garden will be arranged as a model food bank at the ceremonial ground to reflect Her Majesty’s commitment to create more food sources to ensure that the peoples’ basic needs are met.

On August 10-11, well-known artists are slated to give performances and a free screening of a film commemorating Her Majesty will be available at the Dusit Palace. The film was first screened at the Paragon shopping complex on August 5 and was presided over by HRH Princess Soamsawali.

On Mother’s Day, a holy candle will be lit at Sanam Luang and at provincial halls nationwide to mark the event. Members of the public are also invited to donate money to help build a principle Buddhist statue to commemorate Her Majesty’s 84th birthday in 2016, which is considered an important milestone.

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security also held activities to mark Her Majesty’s birthday anniversary from August 6–8 at the IMPACT Arena, Muang Thong Thani. Activities held will highlight the value of the institution of family and the bond between mothers and children. Exhibitions will be staged to display profiles of mothers who have contributed greatly to the kingdom and to showcase self-defense techniques. Concerts and musical performances will also be featured at the event.

Meanwhile, the organizing committee for Mother’s Day activities invited the public to display national flags along with flags bearing the initials of Her Majesty in front of their houses to show gratitude to their beloved monarch from now until the end of August.