Diana Group donates Lent candles to 3 temples

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The Diana Group and Press Association of Pattaya celebrated the start of Buddhist Lent by offering candles and supplies to monks at area temples.

Diana Group Managing Director Sopin Thappajug led the July 26 candle-presentation ceremony that saw the donation of one Buddhist candles and eight garments, medicine and other items to monks at Najomtien, Nongprue and Nernplabwan temples.

Diana Group Managing Director Sopin Thappajug (front center/right) leads her staff and friends in prayer during the candle presentation ceremony. Diana Group Managing Director Sopin Thappajug (front center/right) leads her staff and friends in prayer during the candle presentation ceremony.

Following the presentation, hotel and press representatives planted trees and seeds for jackfruit, mangoes and morning glory at the Anti-Human Trafficking Center on Soi Nernplabwan. In addition, the group also donated necessities and provided dinner to the 20 children under the care of the center.

Sopin said the annual candle presentation was another in the hotel group’s many efforts to promote Buddhist dharma.