Many activities for Children’s Day January 10
Free Zoo entrance, Wing 41 and more
Wing 41 is a popular destination for
Children’s Day as is the Chiang Mai Zoo and many other locations around
By Nopniwat Krailerg
National Children’s Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of
January ever year and was first established in 1955 on a Monday but was
changed to the second Saturday of January in 1963. As the most valuable
resource of the country Children’s Day is held to not only give children
to have fun but to also learn new things about their country and
understand their importance to the nation.
This year Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said the theme for
Children’s Day is "Knowledge with morality leads to the future”. Jailada
Phromphech, a Prathom 5 student of Puttisopol School acting as a
representative of Chiang Mai’s children paid a visit to the Prime
Minister this week. Araya Songsriked, a Matthayom 4 student of Sacred
Heart College received the award for bringing fame to the country
While many agencies both public and private and educational institutions
in Chiang Mai are preparing for a busy Children’s Day the main stage
event will be presided over by Chiang Mai Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya
at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna followed by awards for
outstanding youth and outstanding student leaders, student performances,
music, games and 1,000 piece of prizes award to children attended.
The city will host a Children’s Day celebration at the Municipal Stadium
while Chiang Mai Zoo will allow all children in for free. The Public
Relations Department Region 3 Chiang Mai has organized musical
performances, children performances and giveaways. One of the most
popular destinations is Wing 41 which will have various types of
aircraft, weapons and military equipment on display for children
including annual stunt flying and military parachuting show
Kad Suan Kaew will also organize an event for Children's Day “Solving
the mystery of an enigmatic land”, that includes adventure activities in
the Hobbit village In New Zealand in the form of a 3D model virtual
reality, Berber villages of tribes in Tunisia that live like a caveman,
etc. Promenada Resort Mall, Central Festival and Central Plaza Chiang
Mai Airport all have Children’s Day events planned for January 10, 2015.
Children’s Day is also a busy day with heavy traffic as parents take
their children to various events so members of the public should bear
this in mind in these areas.
Panyaden School holds Open House
Dhamma talk by Ajahn Jayasaro
Panyaden School will be holding an Open House
from January 19 – 23 as well as a Dhamma Talk by well-known senior Western
monk Ajahn Jayasaro.
By Shana Kongmun
Panyaden School, the bilingual school that follows Buddhist
principles, will be holding an open house from January 19 -23, 2015. The
open house hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and parents interested in the
school are invited to come, meet teachers, explore the environmentally
friendly school and learn more about the curriculum and Buddhist focus.
Please contact Kru Boy at 00800785115 or call 053 426 618 for an
Panyaden will also be having the well-known British monk Ajahn Jayasaro
speaking at the school at a Dhamma Talk open to the public. Prospective
parents are invited to attend the bilingual Thai and English talk that will
Friday 23 January, 4pm - 5pm at the Panyaden School Assembly Hall . Ajahn
Jayasaro, is a British monk who ordained as a novice in 1978 and s a bhikkhu
in 1980 with Venerable Ajahn Chah as his preceptor. From 1997 until 2002
Ajahn Jayasaro was the Abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat. He is a senior monk
practicing the forest tradition. His bilingual Dhamma talks at Panyaden
generally cover education and children’s issues and how Buddhism can aid
children in the modern world.
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