Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy New Year 2009 From His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

New Year Card 2009 from His Majesty the King

King urges people to be attentive; think carefully, be prudent

BANGKOK, Jan 1 (TNA) - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej urged the Thai people to be attentive, think carefully and to practice prudence before taking any action so that genuine and sustainable benefits and happiness would happen to individuals and society as a whole.

In his traditional televised New Year address on New Year's Eve, the King said Thais should think and act carefully and look at every angle of a situation – both pros and cons -- with thoughtfulness.

Right thinking and right actions will contribute to the success and happiness of each person and will bring peace and order to the nation as a whole, he said.

His Majesty the King also extended his best New Year wishes to the people and expressed grateful appreciation to all those who were involved in arranging the royal cremation ceremony for his sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, November 14 to 19.

Saying that the ceremony was held with honour, the King then wished the people happiness and success in the coming year. Many people will remember the monarch sitting into the small hours of the morning following the cremation ceremonies and how he showed respect to all involved, especially to the musicians who played the last farewell to the princess.

His Majesty also designed a New Year greeting card for his subjects.

The card depicts His Majesty the King, in a light brown suit with blue necktie, sitting in a chair with Khun Tongdaeng, his favourite pet dog, sitting on his left and Khun Nai Daeng, the mother of Khun Tongdaeng, on his right. (TNA)

source : Thai News Agency.