Friday July 24, 2020 – Benjarat Kaweenantachai, a 3rd year student of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences was awarded the winner trophy and prize from Minster of the Ministry of Cultures from the short-video competition on the National Thai Language Day, 2020, organized by P.E.N International Thailand-Centre Under the Royal Patronage of H.M. The King at the Conference Room, Ministry of Culture, Rama IX Road, Bangkok.
P.E.N International Thailand-Centre under the Royal Patronage, by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Treesil Boonkajorn, President of the Center, held the competition of short video clips on the National Thai Language Day of 2020. The competition was under the project called “New Lifestyle – Thai Language in Online Media”, and was divided into 2 categories: 1) universities and the public and 2) school students. Benjarat Kaweenantachai, a 3rd year student of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences won the first prize in the first category. She received a trophy and cash from Mr. Itthipon Khunpluem, Minister of the Ministry of Culture during the National Thai Language Day at the small Conference Room of the Ministry of Culture.
Benjarat said, “The concept behind my short video clip under the theme: “New Lifestyle – Thai Language in Online Media” came from my favour of animation and from the fact that I’m a Thai major student. Therefore, I feel like presenting language and literature to the youths through cartoon in order to stimulate their interest as animation is something easy to understand. I hope the young generation will learn and help preserve literature work with Thai people, and I hope they will love Thai language and literature as these are the wisdom of the nation that should be recognized by the new generation under the new lifestyle.”
The results of the competition of short video clips on the National Thai Language Day of 2020 are as follows:
The University and the General Public Category
First Prize: Miss Benjarat Kaweenantachai, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University
First Runner-up: Mr. Kitti Ampornmaha, Rajabhat Rajanakarin University
Second Runner-up: Miss Kanjanikar Sura-yod, Kasetsat University
Honorable Mention Award: Mr. Natthasak Khonsue, Rajabhat University Sakonnakhon
The School Student Category:
First Prize: Miss Parichat Sihabut, Kradumthongwittaya School, Srisaket
First Runner-up: Mr. Sorawit Khammapana, Sopisaiwittayakhom School, Buengkan
Second Runner-up: Banpui School, Chiangmai
Honorable Mention Award: Nongnamtao School, Mukdahan and Mr. Pitchayut Nanta, Nareerat School Phrae
P.E.N International Thailand-Centre under the Royal Patronage was founded on April 7, 1958 and was approved by the National Cultural Council as per the Authorization No. T34/2501, which was dated May 28, 1958. Phraya Anuma Rachathon was the founder of the center and was the first President. The first general meeting was held at Suriyanon Hotel, Rachadamnern Road, Bangkok on September 9, 1958. The Royal Police Department registered the International Thailand-Centre under the Registration No.J.603. Later the center became a member of P.E.N international Executive Council Centre on April 21, 1959 and thus has been known as P.E.N international -Thailand. This followed the consensus agreement in the meeting in London. The center was under the Royal Patronage on November 24, 1973.
News: Wachara Noichompoo
Photos: Benjarat Kaweenantachai
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