Pattaya organizes ‘democracy education’ for students

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Even though Thailand currently is without an elected government, Pattaya City Council wants the city’s students to understand the importance of democracy.

Council President Urit Nantasurasak and other members hosted a June 18 democracy education seminar for 430 students from 18 Pattaya-area schools June 18. The event was aimed at helping students understand the foundation of democracy and be aware of the importance of equality and civil rights that can be implemented to protect oneself and others.  Future generations are important if the country hopes to prevent recent political events from happening in the distant future.

Council President Urit Nantasurasak presides over educational training on democracy for youths from 18 Pattaya public and private schools.Council President Urit Nantasurasak presides over educational training on democracy for youths from 18 Pattaya public and private schools.

Urit said another of the goals of the program was to train youths to become leaders in thought, attitudes and personality under correct guidelines to become model Thai citizens who can work for their home community.

He said democracy does not apply only to politics. All aspects of lives benefit from an understanding of freedom, rights and equality.

Speaking to the students were Thamtheerawat Chachim from the Chonburi Senate Office, educator Pititkannt Sondee, and three other officers from the Chonburi Senate Office: Suphakrit Mahakheeta, Ornaning Chuaychu, and Pitchayan Kingkan. Topics included “Democracy During School Days,” “Youths as Citizens of the Democratic System” and the ASEAN Economic Community.

Thamtheerawat Chachim from the Chonburi Senate Office lectures students on the importance of democracy.Thamtheerawat Chachim from the Chonburi Senate Office lectures students on the importance of democracy.

430 students attended the democracy education seminar.430 students attended the democracy education seminar.