Tantipat, Chiang Mai Governor presided
over the Children’s Day opening ceremony at Rajamangala University of
playing on a jet plane
Every year the second Saturday of January is devoted to
Children’s Day. On this day children are taken out by their parents, to
join in the many activities that have been organized especially for children
by both government organizations and the pri-vate sector. This year, PM
Thaksin Shinawatra gave his Children’s Day message, being “Those wanting
to be intelligent should keep reading and thinking.” (Presumably he meant
Chiangmai Mail and not Sondhi Lim-thongkul’s Manager Daily.)
Chiang Mai PAO organized various activities where their
parking area was converted to a children’s amusement park containing many
different attractions, with toys, dragon castle, divine altar, magic bag,
amazing science, computer robot, environment, agriculture, art and
languages. Alongside all this, there were foods and drinks provided,
including gifts and toys. Children could play on everything free of charge
and almost one thousand children took advantage.
playing on a jet plane at Wing 41, Chiang Mai.
Not to be outdone, Raja-mangala University of Technology
Lanna also prepared many activities for children and this extravaganza
included stage shows and entertainments organized by different faculty
students of the university.
In addition, games, chil-dren’s performances, music and
many more activities were organized by the Public Relations Office Area 3,
on Chang Klan Road, including giving the youngsters the opportunity to be a
TV news reporter!
One of most popular places that the children like to
visit is Wing 41, Chiang Mai. The thousands of children attended this ever
popular venue, to see jet planes and a spectacular air show put on by pilots
from the Royal Thai Air Force. However, those passengers from Chiang Rai who
were forced into a holding pattern for more than one hour over Phitsanulok
were not as enthralled.
showing great interest in an army weapon and model.
Chiang Mai University also provided activities for
children and Chiang Mai Zoo and Chiang Mai Night Safari proved popular with
the children also.
The private sector, not to be outdone, did its part on
the day with Central Airport Plaza and Kad Suan Kaew stores preparing a fun
filled day for the children to enjoy. Kad Suan Kaew provided a dinosaur zone
for children to experience along with many other games and attractions,
which because of its popularity and location, caused a traffic jam on Huay
Children’s Day was originally the idea of Ed Kulkanee,
a representative of the International Children Security Federation who
introduced the National Children’s Day to encourage citizens to pay
attention to children’s importance and to stimulate children to think
about their own self-worth.
The first Children’s Day in Thailand took place on the
first Monday of October, 1955. Later in 1963, this was changed to be held on
the second Saturday of January.
joined Children’s Day at Chiang Mai PAO.
artist coloring a plaster model.
happy with amusement instruments provided free at Chiang Mai PAO.
interested in an army weapon.
performance at Lanna Hall, Central Airport Plaza
attracts many children and parents to visit on Children’s Day.
children joined in Children’s Day activities at Kad Suan Kaew Department