ทรู เดินหน้าสร้างสรรค์โครงการสามเณร ปลูกปัญญาธรรม ปี 6 

TRUE MOVES AHEAD WITH “NOVICE MONKS CULTIVATE DHARMA WISDOM YEAR 6”,

UNVEILING 12 NOVICE MONK CANDIDATES TO LEARN DHARMA

UNDER THE CONCEPT “COMPASSION”

 

TTHE DHARMA REALITY PROGRAM TO BE LIVE BROADCAST

FROM WAT KHAO WONG, SARABURI FROM APRIL 20 – MAY 20

ON TRUEVISIONS REALITY CHANNEL 60, 99 AND HD CHANNEL 119 OR 333

 

 

Bangkok, March 24, 2017 – True Group forges ahead with the continuation of the “Novice Monks Cultivate Dharma Wisdom”, Thailand’s first Dharma reality TV program which has been successful for over half a decade, now entering its 6th year at Wat Khao Wong in Saraburi province overseen by the abbot Phra Khru Bhavanabhilas.  Under this year’s theme of “Love Oneself – Love People – Love the World – Love the Universe”, the TV program aims to cultivate knowledge with virtues among the youngsters.  Upon entering the monkhood, the novices will practice Dharma principles, learn the value of love which starts from oneself, then share it to others, treat the surroundings with love based on kindness and compassion principles, seeking for the true meaning of Universal Love. True Group’s intention is to present the stories of these young boys on the 6th “Novice Monks Cultivate Dharma Wisdom” TV program as a good example for society and inspire the audiences to lead lives in accordance to Buddhist principles.  The public is invited to give moral support to these 12 young novices, who were selected from over 4,000 applicants from across the country, by watching the month-long reality program which will run from April 20 – May 20, 2017 on TrueVisions Reality Channel 60, 99 and TrueVisions Reality HD Channel 119 or 333. It can be also be viewed online via www.trueplookpanya.com/truelittlemonk.  Daily highlights are broadcast on True4U Channel 24 and TruePlookpanya HD Channel (TrueVisions 37).  For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/truelittlemonk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Mr. Suphachai Chearavanont, Chief Executive Officer, Charoen Pokphand Group / Chairman of the Executive Committee, True Corporation Plc, said “The response to the Novice Monks Cultivate Dharma Wisdom TV program on TrueVisions has been overwhelmingly well-received for over half of decade as a media that supports and promotes Buddhism. True Group is forging ahead with the continuation of the TV program which is now entering its 6th year as a tribute to HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej as well as a tribute to HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on the occasion of his 65th Birthday Anniversary on July 28, 2017 and to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on the occasion of her 85th Birthday Anniversary on August 12, 2017.  The objective of this TV program is to cultivate good deeds, virtues and ethics among the young generation.  This year, the 12 novice monks who were selected from more than 4,000 applicants nationwide will be brought to Wat Khao Wong in Saraburi province to study and practice the Lord Buddha’s teachings under the supervision of Abbot Master Phra Khru Bhavanabhilas (Luangta Watcharachai Intawangso).  They will learn Dharma under the theme “Love Oneself – Love People – Love the World – Love the Universe”, leading them to discover the universal love, starting from : 1) Love Oneself – learn to love oneself in a correct manner and express it through body, wordings and mind;  2) Love People – learn to love and sacrifice oneself to others without expecting returns; 3) Love the World – see values of the surroundings as well as live in harmony with nature ; and 4) Love the Universe – the conclusion of all love, connecting from oneself, others and the environment to achieve the goal of “Compassion”, which is based on the fact that everything supports each other. The objective of the program is to set good examples and inspire Thai youths and the public to learn more about Dharma principles and how to apply them in their daily lives.” 

 

In addition, it is a great honor for True Group that for this year’s TV program, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has bestowed a set of monk’s robes for the preceptor in the Novice Monks Cultivate Dharma Wisdom Year 6’s ordination ceremony, which will be held on April 22, 2017. The program is also honored by Pra Maha Wuttichai Whachirametee, director of the Vimuttayalaya Institute, as the Novice Monks Cultivate Dharma Wisdom’s consultant and a group of “For Good Life” reverend monks to teach Dharma to these 12 novice monks. True Group is very grateful to Buddhism organizations for their valuable advice as well as the Government and private sectors including the Government Savings Bank, Office of the Narcotics Control Board, Kasemrad Hospital Saraburi, Tourism Authority of Thailand / Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Office, Kodomo Products, K.T. PAN - the Golf Car Expert, Dishwashing liquid Lipon F, Gillette Mach 3 products, Thai Beverage Plc, FWD Life Insurance Plc, Seleco Seaweed, Kokoro Sato Co., Ltd. - SATO OSHIBORI as well as honorary experts who were part of the program’s Advisory Committee and the Judging Panel for candidate selection. True Group is confident that this program will be able to reach out to and inspire Thai youths and the public to learn about the benefits and values of ordination as well as to encourage them to study Buddhism on a wider scope. The public is invited to follow the Novice Monks Cultivate Dharma Wisdom Year 6 and experience the dedication of these 12 young boys and give them moral support on TrueVisions Reality TV channel 60, 99 and TrueVisions Reality TV HD channel 119 or 333 from April 20 - May 20, 2017.

 

This year’s highlights include new learning activities which are more special than previous years, aiming to strengthen the 12 novice monks’ skills, thinking process, analysis and presentation ability so that they can adapt the Dharma principles into their real life situation.  Furthermore, the novices will learn how to use Dharma in practical way by studying virtues and ethics lessons from worldwide fables. Starting from the first to the last day of their monkhood throughout the four weeks, the 12 young novices will learn and practice Dharma step by step from the headmaster Phra Khru Bhavanabhilas (Luangta Watcharachai Intawangso). The team of instructors includes reverend monks and several experts as well as Thailand’s famous public figures such as a group of “For Good Life” reverend monks, Dr. Art Ong Jumsai Na Ayudhya, Dr. Woraphat Phucharoen,  Somkieat Junphram (Sena Ling), Kirati Thepthan, Khemanit Jamikorn (Pancake), Wannasingh Prasertkul, Suvikrom Amranand, Adam Bradshaw (John). TrueVisions will broadcast the young monks’ daily life activities and Dharma practices live every day, from 06.00 – 21.00 hrs. Viewers who are not able to follow the program during the daytime can catch the daily highlights from 21.00 - 22.00 hrs. Other program segments include Dharma Talk (22.00 – 22.30 hrs.) and from 22.30 - 06.00 hrs, series of the Dharma variety program will be aired, featuring Buddhist proverbs, Dharma teachings, Dharma legends, Dharma songs and daily highlight reruns. The Novice Monks Cultivate Dharma Wisdom program can also be watched online at www.trueplookpanya.com/truelittlemonk or via smartphones by downloading the “trueplookpanya.com” application which is free of charge. Moreover, the program’s daily highlights will be on air on True4U Channel 24 and True Plookpanya HD Channel (TrueVisions Channel 37).  Interested persons can also follow the program’s activities at www.facebook.com/truelittlemonk”, Mr. Suphachai concluded.