Pattaya celebrates teacher’s day at Indoor Stadium

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Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome honored and encouraged more than 1,000 Pattaya teachers at a National Teacher’s Day celebration at the Pattaya Indoor Stadium.

The Jan. 16 ceremony began with an offering of dried foods to monks in a merit-making deed dedicated to new teachers. The mayor lit candles and chanted prayers offered by the monks. A moment of silence to honor teachers followed.

Kasem Chiewjew (left), principal of Pattaya School No. 9, receives an award for outstanding principal of the year from Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. Kasem Chiewjew (left), principal of Pattaya School No. 9, receives an award for outstanding principal of the year from Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome.

Itthiphol then presented awards to Kasem Chiewjew, principal of Pattaya School No. 9, as outstanding principal of the year, and to Sucheep Homcharoen of Pattaya School No. 7 for outstanding assistant principal.

The mayor then read the Teacher’s Day message from Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, which extolled the importance of teachers and called on them to be wise and moral role models.

Ceremonies finished, the teachers then participated in games and arts activities to strengthen their bonds.

Pattaya’s 10 public schools split into four teams of male and female athletes who faced off in volleyball and football.

After, they enjoyed a Chinese buffet and watched musical and stage shows, followed by a lucky draw for prizes.