In pics: Celebrations of the National day of the Kingdom of Thailand in Chennai
The Royal Thai Consulate-General, Chennai recently hosted a reception to celebrate the birth anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand, and Thailand’s Father’s Day. Dr Palanivel Thiaga Rajan Hon'ble Finance Minister was the Chief Guest at the function. National days are celebrated the world over, mostly in recognition of the period when the countries gained independence from their colonizers. But as a nation which has never been under an imperial power, Thailand has a different story. Thailand National Day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, or King Rama IX. On behalf of the entire Thai community in Southern India, Nitirooge Phoneprasert, Consul General of Thailand took immense pride in paying tribute to the life and work of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, who was the longest-reigning monarch of Thailand.