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Monday, August 12, 2013

The Mother of all Thais

August 12 is jubilantly celebrated throughout Siam as the Mother's Day. Siam is known for Thailand in modern days. It is a day when Her Majesty the Queen Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kittiyakara, the queen consort of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King (Rama IX) of Thailand was born  at the home of Lord Vongsanuprabhand, her maternal grandfather. 
Born in 1932, the Queen is the eldest daughter and the third child of Prince Nakkhatra Mangkala Kitiyakara, the son of Prince Kitiyakara Voralaksana, and Mom Luang Bua Sanidvongs.  Her name 'Sirikit', which was gifted by the King Prajadhipok, connotes to 'the Greatness of Kitiyakara'. And thus, to the tongue of many Thais, the queen is revered to as Sirikit Kittiyakara. 
Her Majesty the Queen has always remained as a slogan of eternal and immortal  human idol of perfect benevolence for her diverse charitable hand that reached most of the unreached. Her proficient energy in revitalizing the Thai's unique folk arts and culture has captured the heart and soul of the devoted citizenry. She has been the most devoted ambassador of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej's project and sustained its life by reaching the most far flung remote besides her own altruistic masterpiece of patronage. Thus, this marriage of noble equations of charity that still remains abiding and illustrious made Thai, derive a new luminous title: The Mother of all Thais. 
"We will reign with righteousness for the benefit and happiness of the Siamese people": His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX]
Today on her birthday, besides the capital city Bangkok, individual and organizations in every nook and corner of the country erects their national flag with the potraits of Her Majesty soared high up in the air as a visible patriotic emblem of reverence and exposing gratification. 
Thai: ธงไตรรงค์, Thong Trairong, meaning "tricolour flag” of Thailand
While the Queen is still the Mother of Thais for all seasons, His Majesty the King is always his people's king. 
Long Live Her Majesty the Queen and His Majesty the King of the "Land of the Free", Thailand.

"With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds"- Abraham Lincoln

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