Chulalongkorn college students drop royal parade on grounds it promotes “authoritarianism”

The Student Union of Chulalongkorn University has controversially ditched its custom of holding a royal parade forward of its annual football match with Thammasat University. The determination to scrap the Phra Kiew parade, which college students say promotes authoritarianism and inequality, has sparked fierce debate between Thailand’s progressive thinkers and its traditional conservatives. The Chulalongkorn scholar physique has issued an announcement to substantiate the move, which all 29 members voted for unanimously.
ติดตั้งโซล่าเซลล์ of Phra Kiew helps and reflects authoritarian regimes and a belief that people are not equal. This form of procession additionally represents feudalism by lifting one group larger than others.”

According to a Coconuts report, the Phra Kiew parade is a long-held custom which honours Chulalongkorn’s royal roots. Some have criticised the timing of the announcement, coming as it did on Chulalongkorn Day, which commemorates the demise of King Rama V, founder of the college.
The parade dates again some 6 many years and entails 50 students carrying a female and male participant on a royal transportation platform often identified as a palanquin. It takes place before the annual soccer match between Chulalongkorn and Thammasat universities, normally held in January.
In the wake of the choice to ditch the parade, opinion has been fiercely divided, with a former university pupil taking to Facebook to reward the choice.
“You did something that I never even considered. Thank you in your braveness to stand up and battle for this. Even although the college is linked to a royal title, we no longer need to carry on this feudal custom.”

However, the famous Thai novelist and former ambassador to Argentina, Narisroj Fuangrabil, disagrees.
“Kids (these days) assume like Artificial Intelligence. No sense of gratitude or respect for his or her elders. Discourteous like a robotic. They think that every thing should be equal. They can’t perceive advanced, multidimensional concepts like that ‘humans’ are flesh and blood with parents and siblings.”

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