| Bangkok, Thailand | 16 Jan 2017 | Asia Samachar |
As we enter in the dawn of 2017, the mighty Kingdom of Thailand continues to flourish with a new hope after a painful last quarter of 2016. During and post the interregnum, millions of Thais and non-Thais, from a variety of communities have felt and expressed their deepest condolences, including those belonging to the Sikh faith.
It is now close to a hundred days since the passing away of His Majesty. Yet, the people of Thailand have been and still are very much reminiscing their beloved King H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej. Let us look us in retrospect with a few Thais who have spent most of their lives under His Majesty’s reign.
In this short video, two elderly Thai-Sikh gentleman share their sentiments, including rare and fortunate experiences to have had been in the presence of His Majesty in their lifetimes. Sardool Singh Sethi, 93, and Rajpal Singh Narang , 71, extol of His Majesty’s sense of kindness, grace and compassion towards minorities and communities including Sikhs that have been living in Thailand since late 19th century.
ChaetanSaheb Singh Sethi (Aekarak Sethi), a young Thai-Sikh, briefly captures the memories that his grandfathers have had with His Majesty. Like his grandfathers, His Majesty’s magnanimous life examples inspire him to conserve nature, uplift and help the less privileged and to consistently be a pillar of strength and solidarity. The Indian diaspora in Thailand and Thai-Sikhs are very grateful to His Majesty’s generosity, openness and benevolence.
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