Provinces across Thailand have separately organised their own celebrations to honour the King on "the Father of Royal Rainmaking Day".

In the central province of Nakhon Sawan, Governor Chairoj Meedaeng on November 14 presided over the opening of a special exhibition on the royal rainmaking project, in which planes and equipment used in rainmaking operations are displayed.

Chantaburi's Governor Kriangdech Khemthong, meanwhile, led both the public and private sectors in a ceremony to pay homage to the King, who has long been recognised as the “Father of Royal Rainmaking.”

On November 14, 1955, the King donated his private fund to launch the Royal Rainmaking Project, which he had devoted a great deal of time and energy developing its technology. The project has since served as a model for many other Asian countries, which have asked for assistance from Thailand in relation to rainmaking. Therefore, the Cabinet, during its meeting in August 2002, designated November 14 each year as the Father of Royal Rainmaking Day.

For 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives organised a two-day celebration on November 14 and 15, in Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani, a neighboring province north of Bangkok.

The event features an exhibition on the King’s initiatives in rainmaking technology. It is divided into several zones, including royally initiated projects, royal rainmaking, international recognition of the Royal Rainmaking Project, and the development of royal rainmaking operations.-VNA