• Short Summary

    A hundred boys from hill tribes in Thailand were ordained as Buddhist monks in Bangkok on Tuesday (18 June), as the most recent converts in a joint government and Buddhist programme to bring religion to isolated areas.

  • Description

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    GV Band procession
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    GV Hill tribe boys in procession (2 shots)
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    GV Hill tribe families in procession
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    GV Band past the Marble Temple
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    GV Hill tribe boys (2 shots)
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    SV Families (2 shots)
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    MV Priests watching
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    MV Hill tribe families
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    GV Temple PAN DOWN TO boys
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    10.
    MV Hill tribe families
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    11.
    GV Boys enter temple
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    12.
    GV INT Buddha statues
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    13.
    GV Monkhood ceremony
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    14.
    GV & MV Hill tribe boys (2 shots)
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    Initials BB/1858 JT/AH/BB/1908



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A hundred boys from hill tribes in Thailand were ordained as Buddhist monks in Bangkok on Tuesday (18 June), as the most recent converts in a joint government and Buddhist programme to bring religion to isolated areas.

    Led by a school band, the boys, with shaven heads and dressed in white robes, marched three times round the Marble Temple. After they had been ordained inside the temple, they were given the saffron robes. Many of the boys' families had come down from the hills to witness the ceremony.

    Buddhist missionaries, working under a programme coordinated by the Thai Department of Public welfare, have lived among the hill tribes for ten years. At least, 50,000 have now been converted to Buddhism.

    The boys will now spend four months studying. Then half of them will be selected to continue as monks; the other half will return to their villages to help educated the local people. Most of the half million hill people are poor and illiterate.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA135BY1WA7UEV9FQIBYEEG5H36
    Media URN:
    VLVA135BY1WA7UEV9FQIBYEEG5H36
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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