Big Hug Big Smile encourages youth against drugs
The Big Hug Big Smile anti –drugs event was
held at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport for three days in a bid to
educate youth on the dangers of drug use and provide counseling on STDs.
The Big Hug Big Smile event was held at the Central Plaza Chiang
Mai Airport from August 19 – 21, 2014 by the Department of Tourism in
conjunction with the Tourism Council of Thailand, Chiang Mai office, and
the Thai Promotion Association Chiang Mai.
The event was held to provide education and counseling for teens,
including showing youth the power of positive action against
perpetrators of all kinds; to prevent drug trafficking and the spread of
drug use among youth. There were also exhibitions and counseling
sessions for students on love in school and on sexually transmitted
diseases from Mplus.
There were also dance performances, a Miss Queen Big Hug Big Smile
Contest and a mini –concert from the popular Thai band Mild. Somchai
Maichundang, Deputy Director-General of Department of Tourism presided
over the opening ceremony that was held on August 20 at 1:30 p.m. and
met with Miss Queen Big Hug Big Smile.
Wichai Witthaya Bilingual School and Pinkanakorn plant trees
President of Wichai Witthaya School Metin
Askan waters the tree just planted by the Director of Pinkanakorn
Development Agency Dr. Sarawut Srisakun.
160 students planted 150 trees on the 326 rai grounds of the
Chiang Mai International Convention Center on August 20, 2014. The
event, organized by Wichai Witthaya Bilingual School and the Pinkanakorn
Development Agency, was held to honor HM Queen Sirikit for her birthday
on August 12, 2014.
The tree planting was also held to encourage youth to conserve natural
resources and to understand the importance of protecting the
environment. In addition the area benefited by seeing more green space
added to the city. Dr. Sarawut Srisakun and President of Wichai Witthaya
Bilingual School Metin Askan joined students and colleagues in planting
National Science & Technology Fair a huge success
More than 850,000 visitors
Chiang Mai Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn and
students from 11 Chiang Mai Municipal schools were some of the many who
joined the event getting a great opportunity to learn more about science and
technology first hand.
The 2014 National Science & Technology Fair was a resounding success
seeing more than 850,000 visitors to the International Convention &
Exhibition Center from August 12 – 28, 2014. This is the first time that a
regional fair has topped more than 850,000 visitors and Governor Suriya
Prasatbuntitya was joined by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Weerapong Pairsuwan, Permanent
Secretary for Ministry of Science and Technology for Science and Technology
Minister; and Sakorn Chanapaithoon, Vice President and Acting President of
National Science Museum of Thailand (NSM) in offering their congratulations
on such a success.
The very popular Ice Age Exhibit and Dinosaur Exhibit will be moved to the
National Science Museum of Thailand in Pathum Thani for visitors who missed
the Fair until December 2014.
School receives donation for dorms and bedding
Students at the Ban Na Mon School in Wiang
Haeng District of Chiang Mai received a donation of 800,000 baht form
Aioi Bangkok Insurance recently. The donation will be used by the school
to build new dormitories and purchase new bedding sets for the students.
Narong Supanurat, Senior Vice President; Intouch Wongwaiyakhajorn,
Assistant Director; Yuichiro Imaizumi, Senior Executive Coordinator; and
Takayuki Sawafuji Senior Executive Coordinator took part in the donation
ceremony at the school.
Payap students pay respects to their teachers
Payap University held their annual first
semester ceremony where students pay their respects and show gratitude
towards their teachers on August 21, 2014 t the Leviniti Meeting Room at
Payap University. The annual ceremony was presided over by Asst. Prof.
Dr. Sompan Wongdee, President of Payap University and was organized by
the Payap University Student Organization as part of an ages old
tradition in Thailand.
Music Contest for
Youth Against Drugs
2nd annual Khuang La-on competition
The Seranee Band took first place at the 2nd
Khuang La-on music contest that was held in San Kamphaeng on August 16
as part of a project to deter youth from drug use.
Chiang Mai Mail reporters
The 2nd annual Khuang La-on music contest for Thai Youth Against
Drugs, as part of the To Be Number One project of HRH Princess
Ubolratana Rajakanya was held in San Kamphaeng on August 16, 2014 in
conjunction with the Chiang Mai Provincial Social Development and Human
Security Office together with Chiang Mai Children and Youth Council.
The competition saw eleven teams compete for the top prize of 10,000
baht. Seranee Band took first prize in the competition that was held to
give youth the opportunity to reach their full potential and avoid
drugs. Second place went to the Lanna Polytechnic Band, and third place
went to the Heirs of King Kawila Band. Seranee Band will get the chance
to perform a mini-concert at the National Youth Day events that will be
held in Chiang Mai on September 21. There was also a dance contest that
saw 16 teams take part and many other activities that drew many young
people to the show.