Individuals participate in an exhibit running Dec 5-9 in honour of the late king at Sanam Luang in Bangkok on Wednesday. (Picture by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

Individuals throughout the nation from all strolls of life made benefit and participated in a vast array of volunteer activities in remembrance of the much-revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej today, the late emperor’s birthday.

Dec 5 is likewise the National Daddy’s Day and the National Day. The United Nations has actually stated Dec 5 to be World Soil Day in honour of King Bhumibol, who was dedicated to soil resource advancement and preservation.

In Bangkok on Wednesday early morning, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his other half Naraporn led federal government authorities and individuals providing alms to 500 Buddhist monks at Sanam Luang to commemorate the late King. Gen Prayut later on commanded the opening event of an exhibit honouring the universally-respected King Rama IX.

An exhibit including the work of the late king ranges from Dec 5-9. (Picture by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

In Kanchanaburi, an alms-giving event was kept in front of the provincial hall. Regional authorities, cops, soldiers and members of the general public provided alms to 50 Buddhist monks.

At 8am, Guv Jeersak Phumsawat chaired an event to put a tray of flowers in front of the picture of King Bhumibol and led authorities and individuals to sing the royal anthem in honour of the late king.

At Surasri military camp in this western province, more than 1,000 soldiers, regional leaders and common individuals participated in volunteer activities to mark the late emperor’s birthday. They tidied up roadways, cut trees and assisted enhance the landscape of public locations.

An alms-giving event is held at Kanchanaburi provincial hall. (Picture by Piyarach Chongrachoen)

In Khon Kaen, more than 1,000 individuals and regional authorities, worn yellow, provided alms to 129 Buddhist monks in front of the city pillar. Yellow acts as the late king’s birthday colour.

Guv Somsak Jangtrakul later on led all individuals to pay aspects prior to a picture of King Rama IX.

In Pathum Thani, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phitsanulok and other provinces, crowds of individuals gathered to provincial halls on Wednesday early morning to offer alms to monks and take part in other volunteer activities.

In Chon Buri, Pattaya cops and volunteers signed up with hands in gathering trash in the city and along its beaches.

Pattaya cops chief Pol Col Apichai Krobphet stated the volunteer activity was performed to commemorate the late King and make Pattaya a more liveable city.

In Phuket, more than 2,800 individuals took part in “Rao Tham Khwamdee Duay Huajai” (We do kindness from our hearts) volunteer activity. They cleaned up roadways and cut tree branches along streets in Muang district.

Individuals participate in a volunteer activity in Phuket. (Picture by Achadtaya Chuenniran)

A number of stores provided complimentary food.

In Hat Yai district of Songkhla, Khao Kha Moo Hed Hom store, a popular store selling rice with stewed pork leg, handed out 1,000 meals totally free.

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