Secretary-General of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC) Rear Admiral Somkiat Pholprayoon has led a team of officials to visit local residents in the deep South to boost their morale during the COVID-19 situation.
On 24 April 2021, they visited various temples in Pattani province and gave gift baskets to the abbots of the temples, while meeting officials responsible for the areas and talking to local people.
SBPAC aims to develop all local religious centers as venues to promote morality and ethics and encourage religious leaders to participate in tackling problems in the southern border provinces.
It also intends to renovate local temples and develop their landscapes to ensure that the temples will not be left unattended and that there will be monks staying there.
The SBPAC Secretary-General said that the purpose of the visit was to give moral support and encouragement to local residents, as the country was facing the new wave of the COVID-19 crisis. He said that all sectors in the deep South have given good cooperation with the authorities in coping with the COVID-19 situation.
The SBPAC Secretary-General stated that SBPAC has been promoting the coexistence of local people of different faiths in the multicultural society in the deep South, so that they would live happily together.
He told local officials to give full support for various activities contributing to public services and to enhance public participation. They were also urged to implement measures against COVID-19 infection and help the people, so that everyone would get through this crisis together.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department