King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Posted by Shana Kongmun
On October 26 Thailand will bid a final farewell to their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej when his funeral will be held after a year of preparation. With this solemn ceremony, we at Chiang Mai International Rotary Club will join the people of Thailand in mourning the loss of this great King who reigned on the throne of Thailand for 70 years.
While His Majesty King Bhumibol was not a Rotarian, he truly lived the Rotary ideals of service above self in his devotion to bettering the lives of his people through numerous projects and inventions. He traveled around the country learning and observing and finding ways to improve people’s lives.
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej said, “We cannot be alone and still be happy if others around us are suffering. Instead we should share their suffering and help ease their troubles according to our ability and capability.”
His selfless dedication to the people of Thailand and his tireless efforts to improve the lives of the Thai people serve as an example to us all and we will carry forward serving those ideals and the Thai community to the best of our ability.