THE Art of Living Malaysia is targeting to attract some 70,000 people under the Waves of Happiness campaign on March 28 at the Batu Kawan Stadium.
The campaign will culminate in a talk by spiritual leader and peace ambassador Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Held in conjunction with International Happiness Day, the campaign featuring activities, performances and talks will be held from 6pm to 10pm.
The event planner Liew Meng Hooi said the organisation, which promoted spirituality and human values, aimed to spread the vision of a stress-free and violence-free school environment.
“Since Penang is the only state in Malaysia which is holding the event, we are expecting participants from countries like Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and Argentina.
“As a warm-up to the event, a 10k Smile Yoga activity and a vegetarian food fair will be held at 6am at the Esplanade,” he said at a press conference at the Sri Sungai Nibong Complex.
He added that the admission price would be RM10 per adult and free for children aged 12 and below.
There will also be activities prior to the campaign to reach out to schools, the public and corporate sector.
“We are seeking to enter the Malaysia Book of Records with a total of 15,000 bottles showcased during the event at March 28, by enlisting schools to adopt the Wishing Tree project.
“Students can start by collecting 500ml mineral bottles and stringing up 50 bottles per string, which will be used to shape a ‘Wishing Tree’.
“We will also hold a ‘Know Your Child’ free talk where parents can learn about educational issues on March 7 from 2pm at 5pm at the indoor stadium of the Han Chiang High School in Jalan Lim Lean Teng,” he said.
Under corporate initiatives, Liew said that the organisation was also giving free in-house corporate workshops until the end of March.
For more details, contact Eyh Ter at 012-4882275 or Jasmine Teh at 012-4789938.