Students protest sale
of alcohol around the moat
Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn and Muang District Chief Chaisith
Rattana-Chaisith received the complaint from student representatives.
On June 29, more than 1,000 students
from 5 schools marched to Tha Pae Gate where they presented a letter to
Chiang Mai Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn and Chief of Muang District Chaisith
Rattana-Chaisith to call for restrictions on the sale of liquor, pubs,
karaoke bars and internet game shops near the moat.
Representatives from Yupaaraj Wittayalai College, Wattanothai Payap School,
Hor Phra School, Anuban Chiang Mai School and Buddhi Sophon School gave the
letter to the Mayor asking him to present the petition to Governor M.L.
The students complained that recent incidents including vandalism of school
gates and Wat Dok Euang with spray paint, marijuana found on people in the
schools’ vicinity and drunk foreigners in Boonyu market have led the
students to call enough, saying that the vice affects their daily lives.
They asked that the government preserve and develop the historical aspects
of the ancient area, that alcohol licenses be strictly enforced and that any
business distributing beer, wine and liquor be restricted from operating
near school grounds.
The District Chief said the city had received the students’ complaints and
commended them for getting involved in social issues. He said that the
petition would be passed on to the Governor for discussion. (Photos
courtesy of the Chiang Mai Municipality).
1,000 students from 5 schools protested against the sale of alcohol in the
New President for
Chiang Mai University
of Chiang Mai University chose Dr. Niwet Nantajit as the new President of
CMU as the previous President, Dr. Pongsak Angkasith has finished his term.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Niwet is the current Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and the
Chairman of the Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Foundation. A Chiang Mai
University alumni,in 2010 he was selected as “Outstanding Alumni” by the
Chiang Mai University Alumni Association.
“Who is in your schoolyard?” Or “PTIS brings the farm
yard to the school yard”
The Three-Generation Farm exists as an
educational resource for Prem International School students and showcase of
traditional agriculture and rural lifestyles for all of the visitors that
step onto its soil. It thrives to seed interest in the minds of every
generation, encourage upward growth and watch as its participant’s blossom
into passionate ambassadors for a sustainable future within agriculture and
healthy lifestyle choices.
Students get the chance to enjoy tending and working with goats on the PTIS
The Three-Generation Farm has a lot to offer its visitors but what is it
that attracts participants the most? The beautiful setting? Well it does
have that. Educational value? Of course, there is so much to learn!
Delicious food, made from freshly picked organic vegetables? I guess it does
have that too, but there is something else the Three-Generation Farm has
like no other that is definitely the main attraction, or should I say
Home to a herd of goats, they win the heart of every visitor and draw in
crowds from across school, Chiang Mai, Thailand and the world. The boarding
students adopt them as pets which they attentively take care of everyday
after lessons, the farm volunteers cry when it’s time to move on and say
goodbye to them. The young farmer members drag their parents to the farm to
meet them. It is without doubt the interrelated effects that the goats have
on visitors, but furthermore, they play an important role on the farm.
Feeding on the Traidhos grounds and helping to keep vegetation to a
manageable level, the goats produce manure for the vegetable beds and
farm-made compost, but their purpose is much more than just that.
This year the goats have developed into a fully functional dairy herd and
have helped to educate farm participants on the origin of milk.
Surprisingly, something that today’s generation knows little about. Prem
students have seen the female goats develop during pregnancy, have
discovered the clues to indicate the onset of labour and watched the goats
give birth. The goats even stand patiently whilst participants are given the
chance to milk the goats and then bottle feed the kids.
But after all that, the goats offer one last thing - character. Each goat
has a different personality, each visitor warms to a different goat and that
is the secret to their popularity. This week, twin girls were born and they
will grow up to continue this story and bring smiles to the faces of
visitors from across Thailand and the world. You are welcome at anytime to
visit the Three-Generation Farm and to see the goats, all you need is bamboo
leaves in your hand and we guarantee they will make you smile.
kids are a welcome addition to the farm.
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