Activities on the Auspicious Occasion of the Coronation of H.M. King Rama X
The Royal Thai Embassy and Permanent Mission of Thailand to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna organized the following activities, presided over by H.E. Ambassador Morakot Sriswasdi, to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the Coronation of H.M. King Rama X during 2 – 6 May B.E. 2562 (2019):
1. Charity Event at the Gruft by Caritas Foundation in honour of H.M. the King On 2 May 2019, the Ambassador together with officials of the Royal Thai Embassy, volunteers and representatives of the Thai community in Vienna provided lunch for approximately 220 homeless people in Vienna at the Gruft shelter center by Caritas Foundation. A donation from the Government of Thailand was also handed over to the Caritas Foundation in support of its charitable mission of assisting homeless people in Vienna.
2. Religious Ceremony to mark the Coronation of H.M. the King On 4 May 2019, the Ambassador led the officials of the Embassy and approximately 120 Thai people in a religious ceremony held at her residence. The ceremony included traditional Buddhist merit-making rituals performed by 5 monks from 4 Thai temples in Austria. A special exhibition for the coronation ceremony was also displayed at the venue.
3. Live Broadcast of H.M. the King’s Public Audience On 6 May 2019, the Ambassador led the officials of the Embassy and the Thai community in an event at the Residence organized simultaneously with the proceedings in Thailand through live television broadcast. Those present had the opportunity to join in the public audience granted by H.M. the King on the balcony of the Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall in Bangkok’s Grand Palace to receive the good wishes of the Thai people. The Thai community in Vienna were in unison in sending their wishes and prayers for H.M. the King’s good health and long reign and also took this opportunity to sign congratulatory messages to the King.