| Bangkok, Thailand | 19 Oct 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Hundreds of Sikhs gathered at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Bangkok, the largest gurdwara in the capital city of Thailand, on Sunday (16 Oct 2016), three days after the demise of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The mood was sombre with sadness visible on the faces of Sikhs who attended up for the prayer session called to honour the king.
“We have no words to start because our loving King give us each and every happiness of life to people living in this country,” said the Bangkok Gurdwara Vice President Thanin Champi when interviewed by Thai PBS, a local television station.
“Our beloved King have give respect and equal rights to all religions. Now that our King had left us to the feet of the Guru (Guru day charan), we are gathered here to pray for his soul to rest in peace.”
The television channel ran the news report. See here.
The much revered king reigned for seven decades after ascending the throne in 1946, making him the longest serving monarch in the world. – Input by Pawan Singh
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