On 30th November 2016, the Ministry of Labour’s executive member led by Deputy Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Anurak Tossarat, Inspector-General Mr. Soothi Sukosol, the Department of Employment’s Director-General Mr. Singhadet Chu-umnart, the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare’s Director-General Mr. Sumet Mahosot, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Skills Development and acting Inspector-General Mr. Vichai Kongrattanachat along with 13 other government officers, took part in the ceremony to ask forgiveness before ordination, from Labour Minister General Sirichai Distakul.
The ceremony is part of the project to ordain in honour of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, showing loyalty, gratitude and commemoration. A total of 89 people, comprising the Ministry of Labour’s officers, employer and employees will take part in the ordination on 3rd December 2016 at Rama 9 Temple on Kanchanaphisek Road in Bangkok. Labour Minister General Sirichai Distakul will presided over the ordination ceremony, whereas Permanent Secretary of Labour M.L. Puntrik Smiti will host the hair removal ceremony on the afternoon of the 2nd of December 2016.
A total of 115 people showed their interest in the project, however the temple is only able to accommodate 95. The cost of ordination is 8,900 Baht each with an aid fund, however all participants will cover their own expenses. The ordination in honour of the late King will be on 3rd December 2016 at Rama 9 Temple on Kanchanaphisek Road in Bangkok. From there participants will travel to Yannasangwararam Worawiharn in Chon Buri from 4th 17th December 2016.
Source: Ministry of Labour