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Chiang Mai people pay homage to HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Chiang Mai people pay homage to HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Nopniwat Krailerg, Saksit Meesubkwang and Preeyanoot Jittawong
In the morning of June 9, Suwat Tantipat, Chiang Mai Governor led Chiang Mai people to make merit to 999 monks at Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium in Muang Chiang Mai. This was done to honor HM the King celebrating the 60
th anniversary of his ascension to the throne and to express their loyalty. At Chiang Mai University, Prof. Dr. Pongsak Angkasith, President of Chiang Mai University also led personnel and students to make merit to 120 monks to honor HM the King.

999 monks receiving food offerings at Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium

Kad Suan Kaew Department Store together with several organizations, academies, government sectors and private sectors held an exhibition to honor HM the King at Promotion Court, on the 3rd floor. Before the exhibition opened, there was a live broadcast honoring HM the King from Bangkok; and Chiang Mai people gathered wearing yellow shirts and listened to HM the King’s speeches.
As well as the exhibition, there were many other activities; such as a musical festival to honor HM the King, and blood donations.
In the evening, Suwat Tantipat led Northern chiefs, officials, students, university students, and members of the public in laying a tray worshipping HM the King before lighting candles to honor HM the King celebrating the 60
th anniversary of his ascension to the throne. Officials and people who participated in the ceremony dressed in yellow shirts to express their loyalty to HM the King. All the people expressed their gratitude for HM the King’s graciousness to Thailand during his long reign.
There was a musical performance by students of Montfort College with dancing honoring HM the King and a country show by children of Varee Chiangmai School which created a beautiful impression of the Chiang Mai people.

Pakorn Buranupakorn, Chiang Mai member of parliament (left) and Boonlert Buranupakorn, Chiang Mai mayor were honored to light the candle paying homage to HM the King.

Chiang Mai children express their loyalty to HM the King at Thapae Gate.

10,000 Chiang Mai residents joined the ceremony of candle lighting to honor HM the King celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ascension to the throne.

Four MCs from the “Women-Women” T.V. program on Channel 3 participated in the candle lighting ceremony honoring HM the King at Kad Suan Kaew Department Store.



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