Children visiting the Government House on the National Children’s Day this Saturday will be greeted by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha – not only his real person, but also 17 life-sized cardboard cut-outs of himself in 17 postures.
The 17 cardboard cutouts are divided into three sets – in sports outfits, in traditional Thai trousers and in suits. All the look-alikes are in impassive mood like Ja Choey, the cardboard traffic policeman cutouts which once dotted many road intersections in Bangkok to warn motorists and motorists that “Big Brother” is watching you.
Prime Minister Prayut is scheduled to preside over the National Children’s Day event at the Government House at 9.40am on Saturday. He will address a group of selected children under a programme of Metropolitan Police Bureau.
Later, he will lead a group of 20 selected outstand students, including “special” students, from southern provinces to a tour of his office at the Thai Khu Fah building and then have a group photograph together.
The prime minister will join children in watching classical troupe show and video presentation of prize-winning student groups followed by visiting the exhibitions and activities held on the ground of the Government House.
Members of the public can visit the Government House to enjoy the activities and exhibitions throughout the day.