The third training course for practitioners of the exercise Tao Te Sinsi was launched on Thursday July 24th 2014 by PPAO Chief Executive – Paiboon Upattising at the Silasuparam Temple in Chalong. Chief Advisor – Boonserm Suwannarathphoom, Chief Administrator – Watcharin Pathomwattanapong, and PPAO officials were also present at the launch.
Funded and organized by PPAO, the third training course was participated by 100 individuals and led by three instructors. The course aimed to train class leaders and therefore included subjects such as: Tao Te Ching scriptures, leading meditation, teaching movements and managing classes.
According to Mr Watcharin, PPAO, which is well aware of health problems faced by Thai society, regularly promotes health and fitness programs and funding Tao Te Sinsi training course is one of its health promotion policy.
Tao Te Sinsi is a form of traditional exercise developed in China and is based on Tao philosophy. Its meditative movements induce calmness of the mind as well as building a strong body.
According to Mr Paiboon, the funding for this training program is part of PPAO’s policy on the development of a sense of ethics in the community. Tao Te Sinsi receives funding because it is based on ethical thinking and is therefore in line with the motto “Beautiful City, Ethical People” for which Phuket is now renowned.
Mr Paiboon added that PPAO has plans to build “green spaces” throughout the island in the form of fitness and recreational parks. Having funded the construction of such a space in Kathu, which has seen many users, PPAO now turns its attention to Chalong where a new green space will be created near Wat Chalong. Next year, there is plan to build similar park in Kok Chana Pama in Thalang which will become the largest park in the district. Alongside with the construction of green spaces for health purposes, Tao Te Sinsi exercise programs will be seriously promoted. He ended by thanking all concerned for this training program.