CHIANG RAI – Merit-making ceremonies were held on Friday October 21 in Chiang Rai, Phayao and Bangkok to mark the 116th birthday anniversary of the late HRH Princess Mother who was widely loved and revered by Thai people.
Officials and members of the public of 18 districts held a traditional Lanna procession to pay tribute to the late Princess Mother at Doi Tung palace in Mae Fah Luang district.
In Phayao Province, officials and civilians held a merit-making ceremony at the fresh-water fish research centre.
In Bangkok, city clerk Pattharut Tattranont and Ms Uraiwan Somsamai, manager of Princess Mother park in Klong San district together with people of Klong San staged a merit-making ceremony and offered food to 72 Buddhist monks at the park.
An exhibition featuring His Majesty the Kingâ€™s 70-year reign and the Kingâ€™s love for the Princess Mother was also held and will continue until December 31.
Pol Lt-Gen Decha Butnampet, acting assistant police chief, led a group of border patrol policemen to pay tribute before the statue of the Princess Mother who while still alive had close relationship with the border patrol police.
Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra was born on October 21, 1900 and passed away on July 18, 1995. Her memory continues to be revered for her works assisting Thailandâ€™s poor and infirm. She is considered Thailandâ€™s â€œMother of Social Welfareâ€.