PETALING JAYA: The public will be able to meet with some of Malaysia’s biggest celebrities, including actress Lisa Surihani, comedian Harith Iskander and YouTubers Arwind Kumar and Jinnyboy, at two exclusive meet-and-greet sessions at the #StandTogether Kindness Concert this May 4.
They will be hosting discussions on the importance of uplifting the nation through kindness, and fans can also take some time during the hour-long sessions to mingle with their favourite celebrities.
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The sessions will be held before and after the Kindness Concert at Setia City Convention Centre 2, where thousands of Malaysians will gather to enjoy performances by top acts like Harith, rock band Kyoto Protocol, indie band The Venopian Solitude, and teen sensation Ismail Izzani, who will also be participating in the discussions.
“It sounds so awesome to be in a place celebrating something so crucial and underrated as kindness,” said Lisa, who also called on Malaysians to continue showing kindness to each other, especially students.
“I don’t want any kid to feel like they don’t have anyone, be they victims or bullies, because children can change, provided we don't give up on them.”
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The first person to comment on, share or retweet a special competition post on the #StandTogether Facebook and Twitter feeds each day will receive three meet-and-greet passes.
“We’ve been receiving such uplifting comments on social media from fans of our #StandTogether celebrity ambassadors, we wanted to open the opportunity to those commenters to meet them in person,” said R.AGE deputy executive editor and producer Ian Yee.
The Kindness Concert, which will also showcase the best “Kindness Projects” by students from across the country, is the culmination of this year’s #StandTogether kindness movement, initiated by the award-winning R.AGE team and property developer SP Setia.
The event will culminate with a collective pledge for kindness, where the crowd will raise the campaign’s signature blue hashtag on their phones as a commitment to uplift Malaysia through love and kindness.
#StandTogether started in 2017 as a movement to empower students to spread kindness, and quickly gained momentum nationwide.
During this year’s National Kindness Week campaign, nearly 9,000 people registered to support the movement, including over 20 prominent Members of Parliament, many of whom called on society to do its part to support the initiative.
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