Walking, Running, and Cycling Event for Royal Emblem Flag to Celebrate HM the King’s 72nd Birthday

A walking, running, and cycling event has been launched to hand over the Royal Emblem Flag to various provinces on the auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King's sixth-cycle (72nd) birthday anniversary, 28 July 2024.

The event was launched by the Ministry of Interior on 1 June 2024, with a grand ceremonial procession to carry the Royal Emblem Flag for the “Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King’s 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 28th July 2024” passing through 10 routes before moving to the Ministry of Interior Headquarters in Bangkok.

Permanent Secretary for Interior Suthipong Julcharoen has invited people in various provinces to join this event to show their unity and loyalty to His Majesty the King on this special occasion. The 10 routes cover the border provinces, where His Majesty has visited to perform royal functions.

The 10 routes are (1) Mae Hong Son passing the Royal Emblem Flag to Chiang Mai, (2) Chiang Rai passing the Royal Emblem Flag to Phayao, (3) Bueng Kan to Nong Khai, (4) Nakhon Phanom to Sakon Nakhon, (5) Ubon Ratchathani to Amnat Charoen, (6) Sa Kaeo to Prachin Buri, (7) Trat to Chanthaburi, (8) Yala to Narathiwat, (9) Satun to Trang, and (10) Kanchanaburi to Ratchaburi.

These 10 provinces are the starting points of the walking, running, and cycling event. The event also consists of various other activities, such as the handover ceremony of the Royal Emblem Flag, exhibitions in honor of His Majesty the King, movie screenings in honor of His Majesty the King, volunteer public services, and celebrations for the passing of the Royal Emblem Flag to nearby districts and provinces.

The Permanent Secretary said that the walking, running, and cycling event is also intended to encourage people to exercise in order to improve their health, following in the footsteps of His Majesty the King, who is a role model for promoting good health.

The Royal Emblem flags carried from all parts of the country will be brought to the Ministry of Interior to join the procession of sacred water collected from various provinces for consecration on this auspicious occasion.

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