Monday July 20, 2020 – the Special Affair Section and Finance Division held an opening ceremony of the “Moral and Ethics Promotion Project” of the Office of the President, Fiscal Year 2020. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of KKU presided over the opening ceremony, which was also attended by Asst. Prof. Tala Thammaroj, M.D., Vice President for Administration, Assoc. Prof. Piansak Pakdee, Vice President for Student Development and Nongkhai Campus, Assoc. Prof. Niyom Wongpongkham, Ph.D., Vice President for Art, Culture, and Creative Economy, Ajarn Natsamol Tanakulrangsarit, Assistant to the President for Special Affairs and well over 170 staff members. The event took place at the first floor hall of Sirikunakorn Building, Office of the President, Khon Kaen University.
The “Moral and Ethics Promotion Project” of the Office of the President, Fiscal Year 2020 responds to the KKU’s Spiritual strategy, which emphasizes instilling the spirit of Khon Kaen University – of moral and ethics, for the staff to hold on to honest, transparent and operations with Good Governance and Peace. Khon Kaen University will thus be a pleasant place for work, staff have the sense of attachment and at the same time Buddhism, graceful tradition and culture of Thailand are conserved.
The event took place at 16:00 p.m., with all participants arriving at the hall. Ajarn Natsamol Tanakulrangsarit, Assistant to the President for Special Affairs made a report and Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of KKU conveyed the opening address. Participants then prayed the evening prayers together.
Ajarn Natsamol Tanakulrangsarit, Assistant to the President for Special Affairs explained the background of this occasion that the objective is for the goodness and virtue of all staff members who work at the building. This is because the image of Luang Po Khoon is now here and will be moved to the Memorial Ground when the construction is completed. During this time, there will be the praying event held regularly.”
“I am glad that there are many participants today. Many of us are Dhamma practicing people. That is why this project has been founded. Formerly, we wanted to hold the event in April, but because of COVID-19, it was postponed until this month that is the Buddhist Lent period. The President also thought that Luan Po Khoon Image should be moved to stand on the 6th Floor because those working on top floors feel uneasy. We will see to the date to move Luang Po up. Before that we will hold the praying activity regularly,” Assistant to the President said.
Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., KKU President said that all of use realize the present situation which is stressful. There are worries in many things. Therefore, Dhamma practicing by praying should be helpful, like our resort.
“Meditating can strengthen our mind. When our mind is strong, many good things result, for example, we will be good to others and have more friends. We will be loved by others. At the same time, when we are happy, our intellect will be there to help us in our job. We will have consciousness and moral that will lead us to work happily. The jobs will be accomplished and progress. I thank the Special Affair Section for arranging the event for the happiness and peace among us,” said the President.
The participants then prayed and meditated, before asking for leave from the Triple Gems. For this project, Ajarn Natsamol Tanakulrangsarit donated 200 cloth bags, 200 seat cushions, 200 prayer booklets. Miss Sunipa Swai-ngern, Mrs. Pannee Sakthatasana, Mr. Weerachat Suriyasen, Mrs. Anongnat Thongnak, Miss Haruthai Chaithonui donated 300 face masks.
Those interested to join the event can join on every big Buddhist Holy day (stated below) at the first floor hall of Sirikunakorn Building, Office of the President, Khon Kaen University at
- August 4, 18, 2020
- September 2,17, 2020
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News: Rawiporn Saisaenthong
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