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30 October 2010 :: 13:10:38 pm 45014

Pattaya Does Its Bit To Help The Unfortunate

Pattaya is to participate in a nationwide drive to collect and distribute food to 200,000 Buddhist monks in 77 provinces, particularly to those in the four insurgency-struck Southern provinces, as well as to bring food aid to as many of the recent flood victims as possible.
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Pattaya, October 30,2010, [Pattaya Daily News]: Pattaya’s contribution to the charitable merit-making will be twofold: holding the 3rd Pattaya Buddhism Ceremony (PBC) locally, while simultaneously making contributions to the current nationwide flood relief effort. Under the PBC, 2000 local monks have been earmarked as target recipients of food donations for the next three years. The PBC will be celebrated by two days of religious parades, during which several roads will be closed to traffic.

“I hope as many of Pattaya’s citizens as possible will participate and not be too put out by the road closures,” Mr. Watthana Janthanawaranon, Pattaya Deputy Mayor, chairman of the PBC steering committee, told PDN at the City Hall press conference , Thursday, Oct29.

“The auspicious ceremony will take place over two days, on November 26 and 27, “ Mr. Watthana announced. “The road closures are as follows,” he continued:

Day 1: 26 November: North Pattaya Road will be closed from the Dolphin Roundabout to the Phettrakun Road Intersection, from 11am on the Pattaya Bazaar side and from 5pm on the Fairtex side.

Day 2: 27 November: North Pattaya Road will be closed from the Dolphin Roundabout to the Pattaya 3rd Road Intersection, from 4.00am to 10.00am. The ceremony begins at 6am, the religious parade starting from the Dolphin Roundabout.

“Besides donating to 2,000 local monks, we will be also be giving food to assist 266 Buddhism monks in the 4 Southern border provinces ,as well as donating to flood victims in different locations of Thailand,”  Mr. Watthana told PDN.

He also stressed that the latter is Pattaya City‘s contribution to the Moral and Global Environmental Reactivation Club and governmental flood relief efforts, merit-making at its best.

Reporter : Yanwarrut   Photo : Yanwarrut   Category : Community News

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