THE nation continued to mourn the passing away of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej with several provinces performing card stunts, mural painting and other events in remembrance of His Majesty’s great benevolence to the Thai people.
In Saraburi province, 20,000 local authorities and students wearing black and white joined together to perform a card stunt featuring a massive picture of a heart encircling the number 9.
It is a sign of the Saraburi people’s fidelity and love for His Majesty the King and at the same time, recognition of His Majesty’s tireless efforts to make their lives better.
The theme of the event is ‘Unity, Self-Sufficiency and Love for the Nation’ which has always been the desire of His Majesty.
In Uttaradit province, teachers, students as well alumni of the Faculty of Arts at the Utradit Rajabhat University jointly painted a mural of His Majesty the King on a massive wooden board measuring 24 meters in length.
This a sign of love and dedication to His Majesty and a remembrance of his Royal visit to officially open the Sirikit Dam in the province in 1977.
Also similar event was organized in the northern part of Thailand today under the theme ‘Drawing for Our Father.’
More than 100 northern artists joined to paint an image of His Majesty on a substantial piece of canvas which measured 2.5 meters by 17 meters. The event was organized at the Art Bridge Chiang Rai.
The main instigators of the event are Suwit Jaiphom who is the vice president of the Art Bridge Chiang Rai and Chalermchai Kositpipat, a well-known national artist.
Both revealed that the painting will be a significant and historic piece of art that every artist involved will be very proud to have been a part of in paying tribute to a great King.
Chalermchai said: “We have hundreds of excellent artists here in Chiang Rai and so we called on them to be part of this event to pay homage to our beloved King. Furthermore, His Majesty himself is an excellent artist having painted numerous portraits and paintings as well as creating other art works. What we are doing can be considered as artists paying tribute to a fellow artist who happens to be a benevolent and much respected monarch.”
Top: The card stunt in Saraburi featuring a massive picture of a heart encircling the number 9 in a show of loyalty to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Photo: Thai PBS
Inset: Teachers, students as well alumni of the Utradit Rajabhat University’s Faculty of Arts jointly paint a mural of His Majesty the King. Photo: Thai PBS