Numerous children, accompanied by their parents, visited Government House on Saturday morning to mark National Children’s Day.
Many children enjoyed posing for photos with cardboard cutouts of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, also known as “Uncle Tu” to children.
Life-size cutouts of Prayut were put up at several corners in the Government House compound for visiting children to take photos with.
Earlier, Prayut had put up one of the cutouts in front of reporters and told them to direct their political questions to the cutout.
Apart from the prime minister’s cardboard cutouts, several people were dressed as super heroes for children to take their photos with.
Several government agencies set up tents to welcome the children. The tent of the Royal Thai Navy provided a boat simulation for children to try to commandeer a Navy ship.
At the Thai PBS tent, children could try reading news like a news anchor. They also learned to perform resuscitation at the tent of the Army Medical Department while they learned about first-aid treatment at the tent of the Rajavithi Hospital. Several children also enjoyed trying their hands at the resuscitation machine of the Emergency Medical Institute.
At the Santi Maitree Building, a lot of children waited in a line to take turns to sit on the prime minister’s chair.