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Disabled boy continues achievement with painting contest win

Nov 07. 2017
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By The Nation

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An armless Phitsanulok schoolboy, whose participation in the “Bike for Mom” and “Bike for Dad” campaigns in August and December 2015 respectively made news headlines, won a painting contest hosted by the Phitsanulok's Primary Education Area 1 Office on Tuesday.

The 13-year-old pupil, Wattana "Nong Tham" Kam-in, from Ban Nong Na Dong Kwang School in Phitsanulok's Bang Rakham district, participated in the painting contest for Mathayom 1-3 students under the theme of "Sufficiency Economy" at Wat Chan Tawan Ok in Muang Phitsanulok.

The boy's artwork scored 87.66 points, winning him a gold medal. He will aslo represent the office in a bigger painting contest as part of the Northern Region's student art and handicraft fair held in Khamphaeng Phetch from December 10 to 15.

Wattana became famous after an image of him riding a bicycle in the “Bike for Mom” cycling event was widely covered in print, electronic and social media. The photo caught the attention of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who was then HRH Crown Prince and chairman of the event, and he ensured that the schoolboy received a specially modified bicycle that enables him to ride more easily.

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