Promoting service through practical actions

Well the King believes community service does improve people’s happiness, drawing inspiration from King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great’s principles for a sufficiency economy.

Promoting service through practical actions

The Khok Nong Na Model (” Mound, Marsh, and Rice Field” ) is an agricultural model invented by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua, which adapts sustainable economic principles for the people’s happiness.

Under the type, a producer is advised to mark equal parts of their land to grow vegetation, build a pond, and construct a house.

Last month, to indicate the King’s 71st day, the Bangkok Post talked with previous crops and cooperatives secretary Wiwat Salyakamthorn, in his power as president of the Sufficiency Economy Institute and chairman of the Agri-Nature Foundation, about the woman’s core principles and significance.

Initially introduced in a drawing by His Majesty the King, the design is part of His Majesty’s effort to keep the tradition of his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, dead.

One of the main characters responsible for the unit is Mr. Wiwat.

He has collaborated with His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great on numerous variants of the curriculum since 1981, when working on the latest version with King Rama X.

The former minister, more commonly known as Ajarn Yak, began his journey with His Majesty the King in 2020 as one of the teachers at Rong Rien Jitarsa (” Royal Thai Volunteers ‘ School” ).

According to Mr. Wiwat, those interested in becoming teachers were required to submit their applications to the university’s committee. He was hand-picked by His Majesty to instruct crops to the royal individuals.

” I did n’t think I would get the opportunity to work with His Majesty, who is a progressive and thoughtful person who used his pilot’s mind to look for well-rounded solutions to problems”, Mr Wiwat said.

The Royal Volunteer School was established by His Majesty to assist individuals who want to increase their potential.

He said that students who want to learn more about the concept are encouraged to enroll.

Mr. Wiwat claimed that the first three volumes of students at the school, two of whom were imperial aides-de-camp, were trained on the concept at the 200-rai Khok Nong Na house in the base of the 11th Infantry Regiment. In Chon Buri’s Ban Bung city, the house was transformed into a training facility in the vein of the Mab-Euang Agriculture Center.

First, the Agri-Nature Foundation organised five sessions of 14-day courses for a full of 2, 500 participants, all based on His Majesty’s perspective to encourage sensible public services serving the urgent needs of the people.

According to Mr. Wiwat, volunteers are also encouraged to carry out great deeds for the country in addition to learning about the Khok Nong Na model.

” His Majesty is willing to create the state through human resources growth,’ ‘ Mr Wiwat said.

In September of that year, the Department of Corrections took part in the first campaign to promote the unit, which included 80 Central Women’s Correctional Institution individuals.

The program was later expanded to other prisons across the country to make sure prisoners have the means of subsistence once they are done serving their statements, according to Mr. Wiwat.

The initiative started with 80 prisoners in the Central Women’s Correctional Institution, 27 of whom were foreigners, who were set to be released by royal reprimand in 2020. The model expanded to Klong Prem Central Prison and then to another 137 prison global in the same year.

Mr. Wiwat’s coaching program included art therapy, which encouraged the prisoners to work with clay before moving on to functional planting training. Each prisoner was expected to spend 7-10 time learning how to try to plants, he said.

In full, 100, 000 criminals took part in the programme in 2020. Less than 6 % of the individuals offended once after they were released, along from 16 % before the project was rolled out, which reflects its victory, he said.

According to Mr. Wiwat, His Majesty used his own funds to help the initiative, noting that the King spent more than 89 million baht on the program in 2020.

Mr. Wiwat claimed that the Khok Nong Na model was created to inspire gratitude from the royal family and to spread the information to their communities.

His Majesty urged people to avoid being envious of another. He wants people, including royal family members, to become a part unit for another, which is why he became involved with the concept,” said Mr Wiwat.