Bangkok Bank presents the 2017 Royal Kathin to four royal Buddhist temples in the four southernmost provinces of Thailand
October 17, 2017
Bangkok Bank obtained royal approval in the first year of the reign of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun to present the 2017 Royal Kathin to four royal Buddhist temples in the four southernmost provinces: Wat Chanathip Chalerm in Satun province, Wat Mujalinthawapee Wiharn in Pattani province, Wat Chonthara Singhe in Narathiwat Province, and Wat Puttha Phum in Yala Province.
The presentations of the Royal Kathin were led by Bangkok Bank Executive Chairman Deja Tulananda, Director Singh Tangtatswas, Senior Executive Vice President Suvarn Thansathit, and Director and Executive Vice President Thaweelap Rittapirom, respectively.
Bangkok Bank executives and staff were joined by the heads of government agencies in the four provinces – Deputy Governor of Satun province Mr.Soradech Suntarachun, Pattani Governor Mr. Weeranan Pengchan, Deputy Governor of Pattani Province Mr. Pongthep Kaimook, Chairman of the Fisheries Association of Thailand Mr. Phubeth Chantanimi, Vice Governor of Satun Mr. Thammarong Kongwatmai, Deputy governor of Yala province Mr. Worachet Promopart -as well as government officials and local people at ceremonies that raised a total of Baht 20,506,333.98 for the 2017 Royal Kathin.
Bangkok Bank was the first financial institution to support the royal grace of taking the Royal Kathin to temples under royal patronage in all regions in Thailand and in foreign countries. The Bank has done so for 51 consecutive years since 1967 to help maintain the Buddhist religion in Thailand, and in hope of lightening the King’s burden and preserving Buddhist traditions and culture to benefit novices and monks who will carry on the faith.