To pay respect to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives organized “National Agriculture Day” on the theme of “Agriculture Follows the King’s Resolution.” This festival will be held on 8-16 July 2017 at Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok, Sriracha district, Chon Buri province. The festival will be a channel to present knowledge, innovation, technology, and inventions.
The exhibition "The Great King of the Country and Philosopher of Waters," to honor His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, which had been held at the Dusit Palace courtyard, is now open for the public. The exhibition includes a khon performance, niello ware showcase, the sale of products from the Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, and more. The exhibition will be open every day, from 10.00 hr to 19.00 hr. On Saturdays it will close at 22.00 hr.
The College of Fine Arts has revealed that the painting of royally initiated projects on the walls of Royal Merit-making Pavilion (Phra Thinang Songtham), being done by the Office of Traditional Arts and Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin, is progressing. The college is responsible for the third wall painting, which is about 40% complete, while the painting on the back of the Fire Screen (Chak Bang Phloeng) -- which is the responsibility of the Office of Traditional Arts -- is nearing 50% completion.
Commander of the First Division King's Guard Maj Gen Narongpan Chidkaewtae along with representatives from the Kanchanaburi local administration and Maejo University recently presided over the opening of a program to plant 450,000 marigold flowers on 50 rai of land in Kaeng Sian Subdistrict of Kanchanaburi Province, in honor of His Majesty King Bhumibol. They also revealed that the planting will begin on 1 August so that the flowers will blossom between 6-20 October.
Places for the offering of sandalwood flowers by the people both
in Bangkok, 76 provinces, and 800 districts throughout the country and overseas
will follow the same model. They are designed by the Fine Arts Department,
Ministry of Culture, as required by the Board Committee on the Royal Cremation
of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam recently suggested guidelines for the private sector and the general public during the royal cremation ceremonies in October. He said the government had instructed Television Pool of Thailand to have a live broadcast of the ceremonies based on correctness and Thai traditions. The deputy PM added that the government will not prohibit entertainment activities in October and they can be organized normally. However, he suggested that organizers of the activities should consider the appropriateness of their activities in respect of the ceremonies on 26 October.