Government campaign for National Anthem to be sung across the country

The government will encourage the Thai people in all provinces to come out to sing the National Anthem at 6 pm every day until 5 Dec to promote unity and patriotism. The events will be broadcast live from each province, starting with Krabi.

On 15 Sept, PM’s Office Minister Sathit Wongnongtoey said that the Cabinet had approved the United and Strong Thai Project to urge the Thai people to love the country and act in the best interests of the nation, not of certain individuals.  

He wants the people to show their patriotism every day by singing the National Anthem, and ask themselves when was the last time they sang the song.

The activities will be held in each province, starting on 20 Sept in Krabi, as the first province alphabetically in Thai, to the last province on 4 Dec.  

The project was proposed by Sathit as Chair of the Committee to Promote the Confidence and Image of Thailand, citing current political conflicts as the reason to implement this project.

On 18 Sept, the PM will preside over the launch of the activity, and sing the National Anthem with Cabinet members, sports troops and others at Government House.  And then all 76 provinces will take turn to hold the activity each day, with provincial governors leading the singing.

And on 5 Dec, the PM will host the closing ceremony and sing with representatives from all provinces at Sanam Luang, Bangkok, to celebrate the King’s birthday.

The activities will be broadcast live from each of the provinces through all TV and radio stations every day.  Before each day’s broadcast, a 2-minute documentary will be shown featuring the patriotic feats of people in that particular province. 

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