Military looking at ways to strengthen communities
We’re from the army and we’re here to help you
A seminar titled, “The Thai Military’s Roles in
Strengthening Process for Sustainable Development” was recently held in
hundred soldiers from four provinces, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao and
Nan, participated in the seminar.
One hundred soldiers from four northern provinces (Chiang
Mai, Chiang Rai, Nan and Phayao) participated in the seminar, which was held
at the YMCA International Hotel, Chiang Rai and involved the Senate Standing
Committee on Military Affairs, Third Army Region; Chiang Mai University, Mae
Pha Luang University, Chiang Mai YMCA and the YMCA for Northern Development
visited Yao Lao Sib Village, Mae Fah Luang district, Chiang Rai.
During the seminar, participants visited Yao Lao Sib
Village, Mae Fah Luang district, Chiang Rai, to see how the military
development support works for the villagers.
in a changing world?
3rd Static Image in an Unstatic World Art Exhibition
Rungsak Dokbua, an artist and a lecturer
at the Faculty of Fine Arts, feels that the world is now moving so fast that
it makes people’s lives more chaotic and confusing with so many high
technology devices and distractions that sometimes we feel like we are
getting lost in our own society.
Static Image of Unstatic World Art Exhibition’s very own, Rungsak Dokbua
says that his work has something unique.
He believes calmness is what we are looking for in this
complicated and melancholy society and to respond to a public need, the 3rd
Static Image in an Unstatic World Art Exhibition is being held to help
counter this difficulty.
This exhibition is composed of three sections: portraits
of people, computer generated images and natural abstract paintings aiming
to teach people the real meaning of calmness.
City Money Conscious”
He said that this is his 3rd art exhibition, the past two
were concerned with his personal desire, but this time he would like to give
something back to Chiang Mai society. “I would like to warn people about a
declining relationship between human beings and nature destroyed by the
rapid rise of high technology development,” he said.
This art exhibition is open to the public through October
31 at the Chiang Mai City Art and Cultural Center, and is free. For more
information, contact 053-217793 or visit to the web site
Do you believe in the power of faith?
Peerapong Kearewong, the mastermind behind ‘Power of
Faith’ claims, “I believe that without faith we cannot do anything, we
have no ambition, we have no creativity and no motivation to produce what we
call ‘Art’ to help make a better, less stressful and chaotic world.”
picture is worth more than a thousand words. This piece is titled
The ‘Power of Faith’ is an art exhibition of
portraits done by 21 artists, 12 from Chiang Mai and nine special guests
from Bangkok showing their talents and their real personalities through
their works to make Chiang Mai livelier and educate the next generation of
Kearewong, one of 21 artists and the mastermind behind the exhibition.
Every portrait in this exhibition is unique, presenting
each artist’s own style and reflecting the warmth in their hearts, which
motivates them to produce their art works.
Peerapong said that this art exhibition has no rigid
concept other than portraying what the artists believe in.
This exhibition will be on view until October 24 at
Chiang Mai University Art Museum. For more information, log on to
www.cmu-museum.org or call 053 -944833.
YMCA’s of Chiang Mai and Kobe celebrate
a 30-year partnership
Sir Vorakit Kantakalung, general secretary, YMCA of Chiang
Mai invited key personnel from the YMCA of Kobe and Y’s Men’s Club of
Kobe, Japan to celebrate their mutual partnership and the 20th anniversary
of Kobe-Chiang Mai youth work camps.
persons from the YMCA of Chiang Mai and the YMCA of Kobe celebrate the YMCA
Chiang Mai-Kobe partnership.
The two YMCA’s have maintained a mutual partnership
more than 30 years. Youth work camp is an activity that they have done
together for the past 20 years. The camps have brought beneficial activities
for the northern area such as building up village libraries, bridges, roads,
mountain water supply, and a mushroom raising center.
These activities have cost more than 40 million baht.
Above the tangible activities, there are many other intangible projects. The
high school students who have participated in the work camp have grown up to
be key persons, working in many organizations. They raised funds for youth
work camps and invited many younger generations of YMCA members to attend
The relationships between Thai and Japanese students have
improved. They have now developed their relations to be based on
friendliness in international business and other activities.
On this occasion, Chiang Mai YMCA and Kobe YMCA signed a
partnership agreement to continue the program of cooperation on language
promotion, camping and youth exchange, staff exchange and training, and
cooperation. The result of mutual relationship can be seen following 20
years of mutual work camps, and both groups want to see it continue.
appointed to Wing 41
Old commander given fond send-off
On October 1, the Royal Thai Air force (RTAF) announced
the appointment of the new commander of Wing 41, Group Captain Wisurin
Moonla, succeeding Group Captain Arnont Jarayaphan.
commander Group Captain Arnont (left) and Group Captain Wisurin (right)
salute the troops.
Group Capt. Arnont has been transferred to take over the
position of deputy chief of air staff, Flight Control Operations Department,
New commander Group Capt. Wisurin Moonla was formerly
director of the operations department, RTAF.
Captain Arnont and Group Captain Wisurin inspect their troops during the
A parade of the Air Force troops in Chiang Mai was held
to celebrate this special occasion, with the troops in formal dress military
After exchanging positions, the previous commander, Group
Captain Arnont presented the Wing 41 flag to Group Capt Wisurin, and then
carried out his last inspection of the troops.
The final hand-over was conducted at a farewell party for
the old commander at Lotus Pang Suan Keaw Hotel, during which time they also
welcomed their new commander.
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