PM leads merit-making to mark 50 days since passing of King

PM leads merit-making to mark 50 days since passing of King

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife give alms to monks at Government House on Thursday morning. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife give alms to monks at Government House on Thursday morning. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife on Thursday morning led members of the cabinet and government officials in merit-making in front of Government House to mark the 50th day of mourning for King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

King Bhumibol passed away on Oct 13.

The ceremony began with Somdet Phra Maha Munivong, the abbot of Wat Ratchabopitsathitmahasimaram, leading 89 monks in chanting prayers.  Gen Prayut then led cabinet members and government officials to give alms to the monks.

A similar ceremony was held in front of the the office of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, where governer Aswin Kwanmuang led city officials and members of the city and district councils in merit-making by giving alms to monks.


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