The Royal Kathin
Bangkok Bank presented the Royal Kathin to Wat Mahachai, a Buddhist temple under royal patronage in the northeastern province of Mahasarakham on October 11, 2020. The ceremony was presided over by Bangkok Bank Executive Chairman Deja Tulananda, accompanied by Mahasarakham Governor Kiattisak Trongsiri, Bank executives and staff, and local people. Bangkok Bank, its directors, executives and staff, customers and the general public donated 13,675,306 baht to the temple to restore living quarters of the monks and support the education of novices and monks.
Bangkok Bank was the first financial institution to be honored with the commission of taking the Royal Kathin to temples under royal patronage in all regions in Thailand and to other temples in neighboring countries. The Bank began presenting the Royal Kathin to temples in 1967 and 2020 was the 54th
year of upholding this tradition to preserve the Buddhist culture.