This project was initiated in 2525 B.E. (1982) in order to promote Dhamma education and the application of Dhamma knowledge to one’s daily life. Young participants range from students at the kindergarten level all the way to the undergraduate level. Other participants include soldiers, policemen, and teachers. His Majesty the King has kindly bestowed an honor shield to each year’s top national winner. This project has also received wide support from all concerned because everyone realizes the importance of youth to the future of our country and our world. Today, the project attracts around 500,000 participants annually and during the past 20 years, about ten million young people have benefited from this project.
In April 2543 B.E. (2000), this project was listed as a UNESCO Culture of Peace and Non-Violence.