Pattaya citizens recently made merit celebrating 30 years of Burphajan Day along with donating nearly 700,000 baht as scholarships for monks and Pattaya students.
The South Pattaya temple marked the 30th anniversary of the death of former abbot Wibulsangkhakan Sept. 22 with the annual Nitthipariyatthum scholarship presentation to more than 40 monks who passed Prien Dharma exams levels 1-3.
Pisanjariyaphiwat and officials present scholarships to students from Wat Chaiyamongkol nursery.
Following the presentation, Pisanjariyaphiwat, Naklua chief of monks opened a donation ceremony for area Buddhists looking to make merit. He collected 690,000 baht for 690 1,000 baht scholarships for students at Pattaya’s 11 public schools and the Wat Chaimongkol Preschool.
Leading donators included Phaibun and Sumrang Saengjan, Uthai and Chat Khakhay, Cha-onn Jitpluem, and Jumnong and Aumsa, who donated a total of 570,000 baht. The rest came from the temple’s chief abbot fund.