Retiring Phuket Governor Narong participates in traditional merit-making stroll

Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew is ready to retire by the top of this month. The governor took part in a 2.5-kilometre merit-making walk in Old Phuket Town earlier at present. The walk concerned 15 monks, including Governor Narong.
Narong lately undertook a 15-day ordainment as a monk at Wat Pa Phutthaphot Hariphunchai in Lamphun province on August 26 underneath the spiritual identify Phra Nathaplo. The governor’s determination to take short-term monkhood reflects a deep-rooted Thai custom and is a testament to his dedication to nationwide service and spiritual progress, the Chief of the Phuket workplace of the Public Relations Department explained.
Narong, along with the monks, including Phra Ajahn Ariyawangso, the abbot of Wat Pa Phutthapoj Hariphunchai, embarked on the journey from Wat Phuttha Mongkol Nimit on Rommanee Road in Old Phuket Town just past 6am. The procession passed through Luang Phor Chuan Road and Surin Road before concluding on the Governor’s residence on the nook of Krabi and Satun Road around 8am.
The merit-making walk is a conventional ritual where people offer alms to monks as an indication of respect and to accumulate benefit for their prosperity and that of their families. The procession attracted a considerable variety of well-wishers, including Phuket Vice Governors Amnuay Pinsuwan and Anupap Rodkwan Yodram, heads of government departments, personal sector representatives, and odd residents. These people participated by providing gifts, predominantly food, to the monks.
More was reported to be amicable, with the monks passing a quantity of landmarks in the Old Phuket Town space. However, the precise variety of attendees was not disclosed, reported The Phuket News.
Narong, who took office in Phuket in June 2020 replacing Phakaphong Tavipatana, had beforehand served as Governor of Chaiyaphum province. As of now, no official announcements have been made about his successor as the Governor of Phuket..

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