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UBU organized the Teacher’s day Ceremony or Wai Kru

Patcharin Jongjai     2019/07/25 ,     ( 329 views)  

On 25 July 2019, UBU organized the Teacher’s day ceremony or Wai Kru at the His Majesty’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary Commemorating Building, Ubon Ratchathani University from 7 am to 11.30 am. On this special ceremony, Assistant Professor Dr. Chutinun Prasitpuriprecha, President, lecturers, and staff participated in the event. Mr. Netiwat Khunkeaw, President of the UBU Student Union, delivered the objectives of the event which aimed to show respect, admiration, and gratitude to the teachers, thank the teachers for providing invaluable knowledge to the students, and preserve a precious Thai tradition. Afterward, the students chanted the teacher salutation together. After chanting, representatives of each faculty presented their pedestal trays to the teachers. Mr. Netiwat Khunkeaw led the students in taking an oath. Thereafter, Assistant Professor Dr. Chutinun Prasitpuriprecha delivered an honorable speech to the students. Then, they sang the teacher’s song and the UBU’s march together before leaving to organize the Teacher’s Day ceremony at their respective faculties.

Besides the respectful ceremony, a pedestal tray competition and presentation of awards to outstanding students of the 2018 academic year were organized. For this year, there were 53 students who received awards. The awarded students were:

  • Students who gained the best academic performance
  • Students who had outstanding activity performance
  • The President of the UBU’s Student Council
  • The President of the UBU’s Student Union
  • The Presidents of each faculty’s Student Union and
  • Students who received awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place including runner ups) from national and international competitions

The ceremony brings the community of Ubon Ratchathani University and all of Thailand together. It takes place annually as a tradition. This year, there were 1,600 students who participated in the event.

A teacher or Kru in Thai is usually accepted as a second mother and/or father to students. Therefore, Teacher’s Day is one of the most significant events for Thai students to show their respect, gratitude, and love to their teachers. In return, the teachers can also show their appreciation by blessing students with good wishes in their academic studies and their lives beyond the university.

UBU will continue to organize this beautiful ceremony to maintain its valuable Thai tradition and express our gratefulness to all teachers.