Bhumibol Bridge hosts special event to mark HM the late King Bhumibol’s birthday

 Bhumibol Bridge hosts special event to mark HM the late King Bhumibol’s birthday

The Bhumibol Bridge in Bangkok at night. Photo: Mike Behnken.



BANGKOK, 5 December 2016 (NNT) – On the occasion of Thailand’s Father’s Day, Bhumibol Bridge played host to the grand-scale commemorative ceremony of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

At 6:39 am on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn chaired the opening ceremony where attendants stood in silence for 89 seconds before singing “The Impossible Dream,” a song composed by King Bhumibol as well as the royal anthem. Attendants then gave alms to 999 monks in dedication to the late King and took part in a postcard writing activity where participants wrote down their vows of good deeds. The first 50,000 attendants would receive a special brooch in the shape of the Thai number nine. The first 19,999 would receive a set of ground soil from 77 provinces where King Bhumibol had conducted his royal duties.

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Reporter: Jettana Pantana,
Rewriter: Thammarat Thadaphrom
National News Bureau Of Thailand



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