MOL Commemorates the “Father of Thai Craftsmanship”

The Ministry of Labour organized a ceremony to pay homage to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the “Father of Thai Craftsmanship,” with an exhibition to honour the late King and activities. The event was organized on the occasion of the National Labour Standards Day, on March 2, 2021. from the public and private sectors. The event aimed to create understanding and make Thai workers see the importance of the national skill standard and enhance skilled workers’ value, which is one of the mechanisms driving Thailand in the 4.0 era.

          On March 2, 2021, at the Jompol P. Philbulsongkram meeting room, Ministry of Labour, Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin, presided over the “National Labour Standards Day” event for 2021. The ceremony paid homage to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, “Father of Thai Craftsmanship.” The Ministry of Labour’s executive committee, officials, and officers also joined the occasion to commemorate the late King, his abilities, and utmost grace.

          Mr. Suchart revealed that March 2 of each year is the National Labour Standards Day. On this day in 1970, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej presided over the opening ceremony of the National Craftsmanship Guidance and Competition at Lumpini Place. He gave a royal speech on Thai craftsmanship. In one part, he said “… “All craftsmen play an important part in our lives. In our life, we rely on the use of many different things each day, made by craftsmen’s hands. This is especially true today because evolution is taking place, so this means we must support craftsmen’s skills even more than before, catering to the peoples’ changing demands. In that promotion, three issues should be addressed: the provision of scientific and design knowledge, the skills that must meet higher standards, and a balance of employment and source of markets to boost employment among craftsmen. These three issues must be addressed simultaneously to generate profits to boost further development. I ask that you please think about this as you continue on your journey of craftsmanship.” His Majesty’s royal words show that the late King reflects the long line of sight that speaks of the importance of craftsman who plays an important role in society. Therefore, it is necessary to develop skills according to the labour skill standards because it reflects the quality of products and services and investor confidence in Thailand. After 50 years, His Majesty’s words are still applicable and more important. The Ministry of Labour has put into practice the development of a skilled workforce towards national skill standards to create added value in the production of products and services to increase the country’s potential and acceptance in the ASEAN economic and world community.

          For this year’s activities, the Ministry of Labour’s Department of Skill Development has organized a ceremony to pay homage to His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the “Father of Thai Craftsmanship,” and an exhibition in honour of the late King. The ceremony was organized at the central Ministry of Labour and the Institute for Skill Development and the Office of Skill Development in every province throughout the country, concluded the Labour Minister.


Source: Ministry of Labour


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