• Short Summary

    IN BANGKOK, THE CAPITAL OF THAILAND, EIGHT HUNDRED STUDENTS OF BOTH SEXES - ARE ENGAGED IN SOME UNUSUAL EXTRA-MURAL ACTIVITY.

  • Description

    IN BANGKOK, THE CAPITAL OF THAILAND, EIGHT HUNDRED STUDENTS OF BOTH SEXES - ARE ENGAGED IN SOME UNUSUAL EXTRA-MURAL ACTIVITY. THEY ARE CLEANING UP AND DEEPENING ONE OF THE CITY'S MANY CANALS AS THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE GOVERNMENT'S "CLEANER CITY" CAMPAIGN.

    THE GOVERNOR OF BANGKOK VISITED THE SITE AND OFFERED ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE STUDENTS OF THE CHULALONGKORN AND THAMASART UNIVERSITIES WHO HAD GIVEN UP THEIR LEISURE TIME TO CLEAN THE CANAL OF ITS MED.

    ONE OF THE FIRST TASKS OF PRIME MINISTER MARSHAL SARIN THANARAT'S GOVERNMENT WAS TO CLEAN UP THE CAPITAL BANGKOK. IN THE DRIVE, PEOPLE WHO THROW LITTER OR EVEN CIGARETTE BUTTS ARE LIABLE TO FIRST, THE CITY'S THOUSANDS OF SLOW-MOVING TRISHAWS (SAILORS THEY ARE CALLED) ARE GOING OUT AND LAMP-POSTS ON THE MAIN THOROUGHFARES ARE BRING DECORATED WITH FLOWER BEDS.

    THE STUDENTS' EFFORTS EVOKED POPULAR SUPPORT - SOME LOCAL RESIDENTS SET UP FIRST AID TENTS AND OFFERED TREATMENT TO STUDENTS WHO HAD THEIR FEET OR HANDS WOUNDED IN THIS UNACCUSTOMED OPERATION. AFTER ALL, HANDS THAT HANDLE BOOKS AND PENS WERE WIELDING DIFFICULT TOOLS TODAY, AND CUTS AND BRUISES THERE WERE MANY.

    THE BUDDHIST MONKS, WHOSE MONASTERY FRINGES ON THE CANAL, CONTRIBUTED THEIR MITE BY OFFERING CLEAN DRINKING WATER TO THE TIRED STUDENTS.

    OTHERS HELPED THE VOLUNTARY WORKERS WITH TASTY MEALS JUDGED BY THE RESPONSE THE STUDENTS HAD THEY CERTAINLY HAD CREATED AS URGE AMONG THE POPULATION TO DO SOME 'DIRTY' WORK SO THAT THEIR CITY WILL BE CLEAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YDFC2616OWQUA33UFW5VCXQ9
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YDFC2616OWQUA33UFW5VCXQ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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