Pattaya School No. 5 marked its 62nd anniversary with congratulations and a Buddhist blessings ceremony.
Principal Montree Kanjonphak and students welcomed Pattaya Education Department Director Jintana Maensurin to the May 23 event. Local politicians and administrators from other Pattaya schools also offered their congratulations.
Nine monks from Nongyai Temple performed a water-pouring ceremony for prosperity before blessing attendees. The school board then offered lunch to the visiting monks to jointly celebrate the anniversary.
(L to R) Jidapa Suwattaporn, member of Pattaya city council, and deputy mayors Verawat Khakhay and Wattana Chantanawaranon pour holy water while attending the religious ceremony carried out by monks on the 62nd anniversary of Pattaya School No. 5.
Montree said that, in addition to the Buddhist ceremony, he also had organized an Islamic ceremony for Muslim students and teachers. He said he planned to continue programs started by his predecessor, including education development and children’s health.
While an old institution in Pattaya, School No. 5 has undertaken modern improvements, such as a school bank for students, a landscaping overhaul and academic activities for students.
Students from Pattaya School No. 5 take part in religious ceremonies during the 62nd anniversary celebrations for their school.