National Childrenís Day 2020

January 5, 2020

As National Childrenís Day 2020 approaches, many public and private organizations are preparing various activities for children across the country. Thailandís National Childrenís Day is scheduled for the second Saturday of January each year. National Childrenís Day 2020 falls on 11 January.

His Majesty the King gave royal guidance for publishing the 2020 National Childrenís Day Book. The royal guidance states that knowledge and virtue are major foundations for all types of goodness and progress. All children must, therefore, study and be equipped with knowledge and virtue, so that they will grow up to be adults of high quality and will be able to bring goodness and progress to themselves and society as a whole.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has presented his motto for Childrenís Day 2020: \"Modern-Day Children to Pursue Solidarity and Be Aware of Civic Duties.Ē

Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said that the Ministry of Education has organized activities to celebrate National Childrenís Day since 1955, in order to underline the importance of children and youth, who will become the countryís important human resources in the future. Another objective is to open up opportunities for children to express their views, develop their thinking process, and enhance their potential for future national development.

On 8 January 2020, the Ministry of Education will take 946 children and youth, who have been recognized for their outstanding performance and have brought fame to the country, to pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at Santi Maitri Building, Government House.

The ministry will also organize the National Childrenís Day celebration, under the theme \"Wonderful Kids,Ē at the Ministry of Education in Bangkok on Saturday, 11 January 2020, from 07.00 to 17.00 hr. About 100,000 gifts have been prepared for distribution to children and youth. Activities to mark this occasion are divided into three zones: Citizen Kids, Digital Kids, and Environmental Kids.

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