The Diana Group’s quarterly “Dharma on Time” television show took a break from its Buddhist sermon format this month to stage a quiz show featuring teams of students competing for scholarships.
Provost Pisarn Jariyapiwat, dean of monks at Chaimongkol Temple, hosted the Feb. 3 contest at the Thai Garden Resort staged with the cooperation of the hotel group and the Banglamung and Sophon cable TV companies.
The winning team (lower left) from Pattaya School No. 3 poses with the organizers.
Teams of three students each from 12 area schools participated in the “Dharma and Youth” episode, answering 20 questions related to the undergraduate curriculum for Dharma studies. The final round covered the sermon “Mercy Sustains the World.” Banglamung School, Pattaya School No. 11 and Pattaya School No. 3 finished in the top three spots.
School No. 3’s team won the “Golden Mike Dharma” prize of 10,000 baht in scholarships. Banglamung School finished a close second, winning 7,000 baht in scholarships and School. No. 11 finished just one point behind in third and received 3,000 baht.