Siam University traditional Buddhist Event
On 21st January 2016, Siam University President Dr. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit together with University staff actively participated in this ceremony. In Buddhist indoctrination, lighting of candles symbolizes wisdom, as Light drives away darkness, thus dispels darkness of ignorance and brings forth wisdom. The President Dr. Pornchai Mongkhonvanit had led in the procession of the lightening of candles in the decorated tabernacle to leisurely indicate its commitments in pursuing wisdom into the institution. In the same ceremony, there was also pouring of water to the decorated steel basins filled with jasmine flowers of which this contemplative process signified purity, calmness, and clarity. This is to cleanse the mind from attaching to ignorance and purify it with an infinite space of different perspective, and also to acquire suitable knowledge for a better future of the society.