CMU Freshy students
walk up Doi Suthep
The Annual Freshy Walk up Doi Suthep was
held on September 13, 2014 and began with parades from each faculty at
CMU and ended with merit making at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.
Chiang Mai Mail reporters
Incoming freshmen students joined members of the Chiang Mai
University Student Union in the annual “Freshy Walk up Doi Suthep” on
September 13, 2013. This annual event, which begins at CMU as thousands
of new students gathered for the opening ceremony held by President of
Chiang Mai University Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niwet Nantajit and Governor
Suriya Prasatbuntitya at the Sala Ang Kaew on campus.
Students then made their way to the Kruba Srivichai Monument where they
held a worship ceremony before hiking the 11 kilometers up Doi Suthep to
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep to make merit. The annual Freshy Walk, which has
been held for many years, is not only to welcome CMU freshmen but also
to foster relationships between the seniors and the new students.
Students from all faculties sang their faculty song, help each other
hike up the mountain and were supported by senior students, rest stops
and friendly encouragement.
Kid’s World at
Deputy Governor Chana Pangpibul opens the
giant box to launch the opening of the 2nd Kid’s World Fair at Royal
Kid’s World Year 2 was held at the Royal Park Ratchaphruek from
September 10 to 14, 2014 and offered students free entrance for the
event. Deputy Governor Chana Pangpibul led the opening ceremony on
September 10, 2014 along with Park’s director, Dr. Arnada Niruntrayakul.
The Director said that the fair was held for the first time last year
and was such a big success that they decided to repeat the event
annually. Last year saw over ten thousand kids visit the Park and it was
estimated that this year’s numbers would be equal or higher.
The Royal Park Ratchaphruek wants the Kid’s World fair to give youth the
opportunity to learn more about local culture, environment and many
other things. This year the fair had a Carnival, Kids Walking Street,
concerts, art and craft exhibitions and many other activities. This year
more than 20,000 free gifts were given to the kids who visited the park.
Home Pro donates toilets to public schools
Home Pro Chiang Mai San Sai donated fifty-one
toilets for four schools; Watsankayom School, Watsansaimuen School,
Banmaeyoi (Jian-SomsriWangtongkam) School and Bamsringam School on September
12, 2014. Deputy Governor Navin Sintusa-ard was on hand with Vice Managing
Director of Operations Group, Home Product Center Public Co. Ltd. Weeraphan
Angsumalin for the donation ceremony. Fifty-one toilets will be installed
with a budget of 3.1 million baht.
Honest Thai youth
Chiang Mai Mail reporters
The Chiang Mai Youth Council and the Chiang Mai Provincial
Social Development and Human Security Office launched a project designed
to encourage youth to understand corruption in society, develop an
understanding of the need for honesty and transparency and combat
corruption when they see it.
The project, which was launched on September 2, saw student councils and
members of the Chiang Mai Youth Council attend. Students heard lectures
and worked together in meetings to create a publicity campaign on Social
As students learned, corruption directly affects the economic and social
stability of the nation and closer attention must be paid to preventing
and suppressing corruption. Strengthening the network of people
combatting corruption is key students learned, as is cooperation in all
sectors, especially among the youth who are the future of the nation.
Student leaders join a project to fight
corruption in the government.