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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 town.

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 through music.

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 appointment.
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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Many activities for Children’s Day January 10

Panyaden School holds Open House