PM leads merit-making to mark 50 days since passing of King
published : 1 Dec 2016 at 12:57
writer: Online Reporters
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.