Dusit Thani donates 300,000 baht to Buddhist college

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The Dusit Thani Hotel donated 300,000 baht to Jittapawan College to help the Buddhist school repair its main pavilion.

General Manager Chatchawan Supachayanont and 50 donators presented robes and essential items at the college for monks May 13, along with cash raised from employees, guests and through the Thai Hotels Association eastern region.

Sangkharak Pongsak Wutthiyano, director of Jittapawan College, said many areas of the 40-year-old college have become worn with age, particularly its Asana pavilion. It was built three decades ago to hold ceremonies, make merit, and host sermons on Buddhist dharma.

Benefactors pose for a group photo during the presentation ceremony at Jittapawan College.Benefactors pose for a group photo during the presentation ceremony at Jittapawan College.

The money will be used to fix and add parquet wood, rainwater gutters and reservoir, and paint the interior and exterior.

“When there is a beautiful religious pavilion, people will increase their faith and be inspired to make merit,” Chatchawan said. “Buddhists should help one another restore the temples since, apart from making merit, we protect the religion.”

Sangkharak thanked the hotel for its efforts, saying they “will bring the religious centers back to original beauty.”

Dusit Thani GM Chatchawan Supachayanont leads the faithful in presenting new robes to monks.Dusit Thani GM Chatchawan Supachayanont leads the faithful in presenting new robes to monks.