CARING DAY CELEBRATIONS BY XPM.
Over the years, notable days in the calendar such as Christmas Day, Valentine’s Day, Labour Day, Women’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other days which commemorate historical figures for their contributions, have been celebrated ritually, but it is a sad fact that a “Caring Day’ has never been thought of.
“Caring Day” celebration is a day to commemorate that particular day, that is on the 1st of January of every year for people from all walks of life to come together to play a meaningful part by showing their love and care towards fellow underprivileged ones by Initiating social visits and interactions thus presenting and promoting the “Love & Care” concept & spirit.
Also with the aim to setting up “Caring Day” as to honor those caring people who have devoted their selfless services all through their lives, this event was successfully launched as a yearly event, giving significant meaning to the year 2000 and the new millennium. As such, younger generation will remember these distinguished figures as positive role model and become contributing citizens in lines of welfare and charity work, which will ultimately bring betterment for human race.
On this day, people from all walks of life around the world would be inspired to share their care and love for the less fortunate in their own way, which would therefore become a celebration that promotes charity, cutting through the boundaries of differences in religion, culture and race. In brief, “Caring Day” is to stimulate the consciousness in mankind to care for his fellow human beings.
The official inauguration of “Caring Day” by His Royal Highness, Sultan of Perak, D.Y.M.M. Paduka Seri Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, was held on 1st of January 2000, the beginning of the new millennium where XPM played host to 10 Asian countries, inclusive Malaysia. They were China, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia.
When these 9 Asian countries back to their own country, they would introduce “Caring Day” celebration to their Welfare Ministry that on 1st of January of every New Year to be “Caring Day” to be manifested. The “Caring day” is not a declaration for a holiday, just a manifestation for human fellowship to preserve love and build up a caring environment for the betterment of our future.
Aims of “Caring Day” coincide with the “Caring Society” as proposed by Malaysian Prime Minister, Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohammad in “Vision 2020”, a blue print for constructing stronger nation. Therefore through the proud initiation of “Caring Day” which involves other Asian countries, Dr. Mahathir’s “Caring Society” concept can be spread through out Asian region, and perhaps one day, throughout the world as to unify people from over the world live together peacefully and harmoniously.