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The Thai government has formally named October 13th as “Navamindra Maharaj Day” in honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. The term “Navamindra” signifies the “ninth great person,” and “Maharaj” represents a “great king,” paying tribute to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth monarch of the Chakri dynasty. This day, also recognised as “King Rama IX the Great Memorial Day,” marks the seventh anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great’s passing on October 13, 2016

On this day, the government warmly invites citizens to wear yellow shirts as a collective gesture of love, loyalty, and respect for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. In commemoration of this day, the BISP community joins this observance which stands as a heartfelt tribute, showcasing the enduring reverence and gratitude the people of Thailand hold for their esteemed late king.