PHUKET: Senior island officials led by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew observed a modest but solemn ceremony this morning to honor and remember King Bhumibol the Great, who died on this day five years ago.
King Bhumibol, also known as Rama IX, died on October 13, 2016 at Siriraj Hospital. He was 89 years old. The day is now marked as a national holiday, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej On Grand Memorial Day.
During the ceremony at Phuket Provincial Hall this morning, Governor Narong led high-ranking officers to lay wreaths in front of an image of King Bhumibol, and recited a speech recounting the late king’s great accomplishments throughout his 70s. years of reign.
King Bhumibol’s grace, wisdom and compassion for the Thai people and for his legacy of the Sufficiency Economy philosophy as a guideline for the Thai people were specially honored.
âHis light was shining all over the land. as a pure soul of the people who all appreciate the infinite grace of His Majesty, âGovernor Narong said.
The small group observed 89 seconds of silence to pay homage to Her Majesty’s Grace.
Phuket officials noted that today’s ceremony was strictly observed as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.