On 31st July 2012 at Chalong Municipality, Phuket Mr.Paiboon Upatising PPAO President )Phuket Provincial Administration Organization) together with Mr.Boonserm Suwanratthaphum – Advisor to PPAO and Mr.Samran Jindapon – President of Chalong Municipality launched a wall drawing competition entitled “Children Love and Protect the Environment”. The entrants to the competition were students from various schools around the island.
Mr.Samran said “We created this competition, which will use about 100,000 baht, to celebrate the Queen’s birthday on 12 August 2012. The Queen has been passionate about our environment and this project is aimed at raising the awareness of young people in Phuket to love and care for their environment. The competition is divided into 3 categories: Prathom 4 – 6, Mathayom 1 – 3, and Mathayom 4 – 6 and each category will have teams of 2 to 3 members. This project been well received by Phuket’s children and we have several entrants from various educational institutions in Phuket including Thalang Technical College, Phuket Witthayalai School, Kathu Withaya School, Baan Samkong School, PPAO Muang Phuket School, PPAO Baan Taladnua School, Watthepnimitra School, Baan Chalong School and Latthiwanaram School. A total of 48 teams have now entered the competition.”
Mr.Paiboon said “August 12, 2012 is the auspicious occasion of 80 years of Queen Sirikit. This is a great competition which will be presented to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit in acknowledgment for her environmental concerns and her many royal duties. Also, many thanks to all parties involved in this great project.”