Malaysians Join Worldwide Dance For Kindness 2014

Last update: 10/11/2014

By Hidayah Nazri and Fatiha Mokhtar

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) – A Malaysian group, which hosted the Dance for Kindness 2014 (DFK 2014) last Saturday, plans to organise the event on a large scale.

"I would like to make this event as a pilot project. To be honest, I just wanted to hold it among my family members only, but was encouraged by the positive response from Malaysians," said Amrin Amiruddin, who hosted the dance at Serasi D' Santai, at the bridge near the Chan Sow Lin LRT station.

World Kindness Day, which falls on Nov 13, is organised by Life Vest Inside (LVI), a non-profit organisation on a mission to empower and unite the world with kindness.

This is the third year held worldwide since its introduction in 2011. Malaysia has not joined the event officially, but some Malaysians have shown their support.

Last Saturday's gathering, themed orange symbolising cheerful and unity, started from 8 pm to 2 am, filled with several activities such as karaoke, selection of team leader for DFK2014 and a lucky draw.

Taglined One Day-One Dance-One Heart, it was to create awareness towards people about kindness.

Among the highlights of the show were Freezemob and Flashmob, which were accompanied with music that filled the streets. For Freezemob, the participants posed in acts of kindness, "increasing people's awareness of what kindness looks like, and the kindness opportunities that surround them", said Amrin.

Once the Flashmob song began, participants then "started to unfreeze and break out into a dance", he added.

Amrin said, the goal was to promote kindness, positive human interaction, global unity, teamwork, leadership and positive self-expression.

For more details on Worldwide Dance For Kindness 2014, visit the website http://www.lifevestinside.com/dfk/

--BERNAMA