Thais offer alms and make merit for His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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Thai people across the country have made merit and offered alms to Buddhist monks as a tribute to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (Rama IX), marking His Majesty’s passing on October 13, 2016.

People across the country have made merit and offered alms to Buddhist monks as a tribute to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (Rama IX), marking His Majesty’s passing on October 13, 2016.



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The Governor of KhonKaen, Somsak Changtrakul, together with heads of government agencies, representatives of private firms and members of the general public, offered alms to 89 monks from different temples in the northeastern province. They were led by the abbot of Sang Arun temple, Phra Dhamma Dilok.

The Governor of KhonKaen, Somsak Changtrakul, and general public, offered alms to 89 monks from different temples in the northeastern province.

In Phayao province, civil servants and members of the public gave food offerings to 89 monks outside Phaya Provincial Community Hall. The provincial governor then laid a wreath and paid his respects to His Majesty King Bhumibol’s image.




At Yala Rajabhat University (YRU) in Yala province, civil servants, military and police officers, members of the Ministry of the Interior’s Housewives Club, representatives of private organizations, school and university students and the general public gathered to express their loyalty to His Majesty the late King. The participants wore yellow, which represents His Majesty’s birthday, and offered rice and dried food to 89 monks. They wore face masks and practiced social distancing to help limit the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

In Chai Nat province, people offered alms to 89 monks and novices. The provincial governor released 500,000 silver barbs and red-tailed tinfoil barbs into the Chao Phraya River as a tribute to His Majesty. (NNT)

In Phayao province, civil servants and members of the public gave food offerings to 89 monks outside Phaya Provincial Community Hall.

 

At Yala Rajabhat University (YRU) in Yala province Thai people gathered to express their loyalty to His Majesty the late King.