Thai Sikhs celebrate with ‘love and vigour’ King’s 67th birthday

Sikhs took an active part in various celebrations to mark 67th birthday of Thai King whose regal events ended on July 29

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Thai Sikhs appear on Channel 5 to record birthday wishes for the King
By Asia Samachar Team | BANGKOK |

Sikhs took an active part in the various celebrations to mark the 67th birthday of the Thai King whose regal events ended on July 29.

On 24 July, one of the events incorporated Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh customs.

On the morning of His Majesty’s birthday, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha led cabinet ministers, government officials and members of the public in offering alms to 568 monks and novices at Sanam Luang.

“We took part with love and vigour,” entrepreneur Lakhvinderpal Singh Kukreja, who also took part in some of the events, told Asia Samachar.

Born in 1952 as Prince Vajiralongkorn, he was proclaimed crown prince on December 28 in the year he turned 20, and was bestowed with the title of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn by his King Rama IX.

The King took the reins after the passing of his father King Rama IX, obtaining the Roman numeral title of King Rama X, of the Chakri Dynasty, using the partial-length title of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua. The monarch’s reign has been declared as retroactive by the previous government from October 13, 2016, the day King Bhumibol passed away.

Thai Sikhs at one of the many prayer events held in conjunction of the King’s birthday
SIKHS ON TV: Sikhs from various Thai organisations coming together to express the birthday greeting to His Majesty the King. From left: Bhagwant Singh, Mahinder Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Jaswinder Singh, Pawan Singh, Darshan Singh Sachdev (President, President of Thai-Indian Peace Foundation), Pinderpal Madan, Baldev Singh, Darshan Singh Narang, Jome Singh, Rana Singh and Uttambir Singh
Sikhs present at Sanam Luang. L-R: Sahib Singh, Mahinder Singh, Darshan Singh and Satpal Singh

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