Fun-filled expo on human values
THE Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia is holding the Human Values Expo at Taman Johor Jaya in Johor Baru tomorrow.
The council is a non-governmental organisation, dedicated to the promotion of human values and service to the poor, and it’s on a mission to educate the public on such values.
The event will focus on love, truth, peace, non-violence and right-conduct.These values would be explained in the exhibition, which involves many non-governmental organisations.
The day’s activities will include talks by experts, a poster-making competition, an art competition for children below 12, face-painting and lucky draws.
The expo is a follow-up to an essay competition that was launched in conjunction with Malaysia Day on Sept 16.
Nokaraju Ramuloo, the council’s organising secretary, said they organised the Human Values essay competition to encourage students to explore core values.
“They were required to put their findings on the subject on paper,” he said. The winners of the contest were awarded laptops and notebooks.
The expo is said to be unique as it’s the first such event in Johor. The expo will be officiated by Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman.
Speakers and members of non-governmental organisations will highlight the virtue of pure love.
Nokaraju said pure love was an inspiration to many world leaders to serve selflessly.
“Love being the most fundamental of human values has been the very foundation for many humanitarian efforts we see today in Malaysia and abroad,
“The main objective of the expo is to inspire everyone to share their initiatives for the society, based on the theme of love for all and to serve all,” he said.
The expo is part of a programme called Sai-Care that is in line with the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba, the founder of the organisation.
Under this programme, the council members reached out to help the marginalised groups.
The Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia Programme has implemented several projects under the Sai-Care programme. They are the Walk For Values – Go Green, Adoption of Poor Families, Shelter Project and Animal Care.
Nokaraju said the council advocated “love in action” and “selfless service”, which were in line with the 1Malaysia concept.
The expo will be held between 9am and 1pm at the Taman Johor Jaya Multipurpose Hall, Johor Baru.