Three students from Pattaya School No. 8 won 15,000 for showing off their knowledge of Buddhist teachings at the Diana Group’s ‘Dharma on Time’ quiz contest.
Diana Group Managing Director Sopin Thappajug and top executives from television show co-sponsors Sophon and Banglamung cable television were on hand as Naklua’s monk committee head and Chaimongkol Temple Abbot Punya Rattanaporn awarded the 32,000 baht in prizes to students from four Pattaya public schools.
Sponsors, judges and students participating in the competition pose for a group picture after the award ceremony at Diana Garden Hotel.
School No. 8 students Sukanya Kamyan, Metsaya Pharakul and Sivimol Orachon took home 15,000 baht for first place, while the team from Pattaya School No. 3 won the 10,000-baht second-place prize. School No. 7 won 5,000 baht for third and School No. 11 won the 2,000-baht consolation prize.
Chaimongkol monks Mahathaworn Thanawaro and Maha-Athidet Punyawaro served as judges for the two-part quiz, which required contestants to answer basic questions on the root of dharma principles and speak on the subject, “Evil: Better or Not to Commit.”
“I believe dharma can be implemented in daily life,” Sukanya said. “Therefore, my friends and I read books and work on tests to prepare for three weeks before the competition.”
“Dharma on Time” is a quarterly Buddhist lecture and knowledge television show organized by the Diana Group and broadcast on the Sophon and Banglamung systems.