On 14th November 2021, Ms. Kanakporn Chotipal, Minister (Economic and Investment), participated as the Chairperson of the Kathin Ceremony at Wat Buddharam, Japan. Other representatives from the Royal Thai Embassy and the Team Thailand attending the said event included Ms. PrangtipKanchanahattakij, Minister, Mr. Somsak Vivithkeyoonvong, Minister-Counsellor (Agriculture) and Ms. Pattamawadee Aueareechit, Counsellor (Consul).
The Kathin Ceremony is an annual religious event where Buddhists present monks with new yellow robes and make a merit after the ending of the Lent period. At this event, the Embassy offered the temple a donation along with Covid-19 protection equipment such as facial masks, antigen test kits and Oximeters. Moreover, the Embassy also provided a number of health-caring books and Kanji handbooks for Thai nationals living in Japan to the temple so that the temple could distribute them among Thai community in the area. The Ceremony was attended by approximately 300 Thai and Foreign Buddhists.