The Royal Thai Air Force, led by Air Chief Marshal
Kongsak Wantana, has initiated a project called ‘Thai Youth Living under
One Sky’ as another attempt to promote unity and the value of patriotism
among Thai youngsters.
Capt Wisurin Moonla, Wing 41 Commander, students and teachers in front of
the Royal Thai Air force’s C-130 aircraft before leaving for Bangkok.
The project has been organized following the violence in
the South and the situation of national insecurity. It aims to unite
tensions between Muslims and Buddhists and prevent further disharmony and
dog security search before the students entered the plane.
The project targets students in secondary schools in
every region of Thailand and from the different religions that are followed
in this country, by drawing them into combined activities to broker harmony
among the young generation, who are the future hope of the nation.
return of the first group of 54 Chiang Mai students via the C-130 aircraft.
200 teenagers from five southern provinces of Songkhla,
Narathiwat, Yala, Satul and Pattani and 300 from the North, Central and
Northeast joined in the project. They were divided into two groups. The
first group joined a camp from August 16-18 and the second from August
The students assembled in Bangkok had a chance to learn
more about aircraft types and flight operations from members of the Royal
Thai Air Force. They also visited the Air Force Museum and the Grand Palace
in Bangkok, Bangsai Arts and Crafts Center and many ancient and historical
sites in Ayutthaya province. Air Force personnel and nurses also gave career
guidance in the Air Force military to the students for those thinking of
The group of northern teenagers who took part in the camp
came from several secondary schools in Chiang Mai, including Wattanothai
Payap, Wat Ta Ton Kwao, Chiang Mai Christian College, Yupparat, Prince’s
Royal College, Wat Pong Noi and Chiang Mai Technical College.
The youngsters were treated to a flight in the C-130
aircraft stationed at Wing 41, Chiang Mai, which flew the first group of
northern students from Bangkok back to Chiang Mai, and Korat before picking
up the second batch, to fly them from the north to Bangkok.
“Even though the students spent only a few days together, we hope the
camp has helped raise awareness of national unity among them,” said Wing
41 Commander, Group Capt Wisurin Moonla. “Hopefully, the students
participating in the project will pass on what they have learnt to others.