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 60th
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.
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 60th
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.
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.
Mai children express their loyalty to HM the King at Thapae Gate.
Chiang Mai residents joined the ceremony of candle lighting to honor HM the
King celebrating the 60th
anniversary of his ascension to the throne.
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