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Thais across the country commemorate late King’s birthday with good deeds

Thais across the country commemorate late King’s birthday with good deeds

TUESDAY, December 05, 2017

PEOPLE ACROSS Thailand yesterday honoured His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on his birthday by doing good deeds, including giving alms to monks, distributing free food and medical treatment, and donating blood.

The late King was born on December 5, which is Father’s Day as he was considered father of the nation.

Thais across the country commemorate late King’s birthday with good deeds
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over a religious ceremony in the Grand Palace to make merit for his father.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha led a contingent of Cabinet members and other people to offer alms to 910 monks at Bangkok’s Royal Plaza in the morning.

Thais across the country commemorate late King’s birthday with good deeds

Thais across the country commemorate late King’s birthday with good deeds
Free health check-ups were also offered in Bangkok at Chulalongkorn University and the Thai Red Cross Society in commemoration of Father’s Day and the birthday of King Bhumibol. The services, which ended at noon, saw many turn out at the hospital to receive tests for cholesterol and blood glucose levels and undergoing electrocardiography, cervical cancer screening, vision and hearing tests and even teeth cleaning.

Thais across the country commemorate late King’s birthday with good deeds

Thais across the country commemorate late King’s birthday with good deeds
People also lined up to donate blood at the Thai Red Cross to commemorate the special occasion.
Merit-making ceremonies for King Rama IX were also held at city halls and key sites in every province in remembrance of the late King’s dedication to the country during his 70 years on the throne. 
He passed away last year in his 89th year.
In one event in the South, Surat Thani Governor Wichawuth Jinto led 5,000 members of the public to offer food to 89 monks at a road near the Tapi River and municipality office. 

Thais across the country commemorate late King’s birthday with good deeds
In the North, Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasert led officials and members of the public to offer alms to 91 monks and novices at City Hall.
Meanwhile, Dr Sonthaya Wattanakosol and 200 other doctors and nurses from 12 provinces spent Father’s Day treating poor people for free in honour of the late King.
 More than 2,000 people were treated at Sonthaya’s clinic in Buri Ram’s Muang district, in what has been an annual event for 22 years.
Businesspeople set up 200 booths near the clinic on Niwat Road to distribute free food and beverages. 
Sonthaya has offered free services twice a year since 1995, on December 5 and July 18, and it is estimated that he and the other medical practitioners, all of whom give of their time for free, have treated 20,000 people in that period.
Admission to all national parks was free yesterday. 

Thais across the country commemorate late King’s birthday with good deeds
In the southern province of Songkhla, alumni of Woranari Chaloem Songkhla School and members of the private sector provided the public with free food throughout the day. The service attracted thousands of people.
In the town of Hat Yai, a restaurant serving barbecued red pork with rice distributed 900 dishes to people to mark five consecutive years to honour the late King. 

Thais across the country commemorate late King’s birthday with good deeds
The owners have pledged to continue the charity offering every year.