Pattaya honors 59 ‘good mothers’

Friday, 22 August 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 34 By  Jetsada Homklin

Pattaya honored 59 of the city’s best mothers for Mother’s Day, recognizing them for their good deeds.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and former Culture Minister Sukumol Kunplome presented certificates to the women at Central Festival Pattaya Beach, with Sukumol praising in her speech “A mother’s love never wanes over time.”

Mana Yaprakam, president of the Pattaya Culture Council, which organized the event, said the ceremony was to pay respect to mothers who work for the benefit of their community and devote themselves to raising their children to be good individuals of the society.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (3rd left) and Mana Yaprakam (4th left), president of the Pattaya Culture Council, present certificates to Pattaya’s best mothers for 2014.Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome (3rd left) and Mana Yaprakam (4th left), president of the Pattaya Culture Council, present certificates to Pattaya’s best mothers for 2014.

“A mother is a person of great importance because she gave birth, raised and took care of us and truly loves her children,” Mana said. “Children must always show gratitude and respect. Therefore, these 59 good mothers received certificates to honor them on Mother’s Day and to instill the value of gratefulness for parents and respected ones.”

The event included a dharma lesson from Panyarattanaporn, abbot of Chaimongkol Temple; a ceremony that saw children prostrate themselves before their mothers to thank and honor them.

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