His Majesty the King
wished the Thai people happiness and prosperity with physical and mental
strength and clear wisdom on the occasion of the New Year’s Day.
In his New Year’s
message, HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun said that, in
the past year, the Thai people had gone through several critical events with
endurance, calm, determination, conscience and appropriate reasoning for the
benefit of the country and the people.
The King also asked for
the powers of the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej and all the deities to
protect the Thai people and to give them moral support so that they will
become the strength of the country.
In a nationally televised message from
the Dusit Palace at 8 pm on 31 December, HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn
Bodindradebayavarangkun sent a New Year message out to all Thai people:
“On the occasion of New Year, I would
like to send my best wishes to all Thai people, wishing you all happiness,
prosperity, good health, encouragement, a focused and strong mind, and may
you achieve all your goals.
During the past year, our country has
seen some important changes, but regardless of the changes, we Thai people
will go through this together. We will overcome everything together with
patience, precision, and commitment for the sake of our home country.
May the powers of HM King Bhumibol
Adulyadej and the holy spirits be with you, to guide you down the right path
in all of your endeavours, and may they protect you from hardship and give
you the needed strength to overcome any obstacles that may lie ahead, for
the sake of our people and moving on together.”
At the same time, HM the King issued a
New Year greeting card to the Thai people.
On the front of the card are the
emblems of the Chakri dynasty, HM Queen Sirikit and His Majesty’s royal
Inside the card, there are drawings of
people’s pastimes in the three seasons. A family enjoys outdoor activities
in the summer, while the rainy season is depicted by showing people holding
umbrellas in the rain. Winter is represented by a family frolicking in the
snow with a Christmas tree nearby.
These drawings signify happiness in all
seasons and seasonal greeting messages to all.
One message reads, “Be happy in every
season, because we walk hand in hand guided by mindfulness.” And the second
message is, “Be happy with excellent physical and mental health,
intelligence, love and compassion. We are ready to move forward. Happy New
Year and forever.”
Apart from that, on the top right hand
corner is an image of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, while the bottom part has
an image of HM Queen Sirikit and HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn