A blessing ritual was held on Monday to welcome 12 younger footballers – who had been trapped contained in the flooded Tham Luang cave for greater than two weeks – again to their research.
Aged between 11 and 16 years outdated, the schoolboys are members of the Chiang Rai-based Mu Pa Academy Mae Sai, referred to as the “Wild Boars”.
“We’ve got had concern for the boys. Now we’ll carry them again to high school as quickly as attainable. We may also present them with tutorial programs to assist them meet up with their classmates,” Deputy Chiang Rai Governor Somboon Sirivej mentioned.
A classmate of one of many rescued boys mentioned: “I’m so pleased that my pal is again. When he was trapped, I used to be so anxious about his security. I’ll assist him the place I can with lessons that he has missed.”
Through the ritual, which passed off at Maesaiprasitsart Faculty, the rescued boys acquired holy threads of blessing. They had been additionally given a free set of studying supplies and soccer shirts of Bayern Munich, which despatched the workforce shirts after listening to information of the boys’ being trapped and ultimately rescued.
A video clip displaying they had been nonetheless alive contained in the cave, 10 days after they went lacking, caught worldwide consideration. Although they had been trapped contained in the cave with out meals and little mild, they remained calm and cheerful.
The 12 schoolboys and their assistant coach visited the Tham Luang collapse Chiang Rai province on June 23 on a sightseeing journey. However they ended up being stranded inside after a flash flood blocked their exit.
Rescue operations started the next day and the search workforce quickly expanded to about 10,000 folks from varied nations together with Britain, Australia and China.
International cave divers performed a key position within the rescue effort.
Whereas the trouble culminated within the protected rescue of all 13 footballers, it claimed one life. An ex-SEAL, Saman Kunan, died throughout a diving operation contained in the cave.
His sculpture is now being solid on the Rongkhun Temple. Nationwide Artist Chalermchai Kositpipat and distinguished sculptor Sarawut Khummoonchai are amongst key contributors. “It’s now greater than 60 per cent full,” Sarawut mentioned.
Despite the fact that the sculpture will not be but full, it has attracted a lot consideration from vacationers visiting the Rongkhun Temple.
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