Posted on 23 June 2011.
MODERN DANCE: Dancers from Mary Chong Beauty World performing the belly dance.
MIRI: The public are urged to come in full force to support the 8th International Dance For Humanity (IDFH) of the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Miri Chapter which will be held this Sunday at the Miri Indoor Stadium.
Organising chairperson, Judy Wan Morshidi said everyone is welcomed to come and watch the five-hour non-stop dance performances or donate towards the project.
Admission is free but those paying RM5 are entitled to lucky draws, which offer many attractive prizes like electrical home appliances and handphone.
Tax exemption receipt will be issued for every individual donation of RM100.
"Don't miss the occasion, as the project is not merely to raise fund for MRC but also promoting peace and humanity through local, trans-national and socio-culture exchanges.
"At the same time, to promote international friendship and understanding through the participation of national red cross/red crescent societies to amplify the principle of universality," said Judy to The Borneo Post yesterday.
According to Morshidi, IDFH was also meant to enhance racial and cultural harmony as well as unity in our diversified society through cultural activities and to inculcate the spirit of caring society through harnessing the support from the local and private sectors.
She said the IDFH had received encouraging response from both donors and participants.
The event themed "Together for International Peace and Harmony" will feature sixty dance troupes that will be performing starting from 12.30pm until 5.30pm.
They include two dance troupes from outside Miri – from MRC Selangor Branch and Abak Borneo from Lubuk Antu.
Also participating from are dance troupes from Miri Hindu Society who is going to perform an Indian classical dance piece, the Charity Line Dance Group & Miri Golf Club (KGM), Miri Line Dance Group, Shell and Inland Revenue Board (IRB), Miracle Dancer, SUPP (Piasau Branch) Dance Group, SMK Subis, Miri Chinese Cultural Group, Oasis, Dancer Interface Performing Arts Studio, SMK Merbau, Pei Min Dance Society, Sunflower Center, Senior Citizen Dancing Group, Miri Thai Poo Association Dancing Group and Krokop Kindergarten.
Assistant Minister for Communications, Datuk Lee Kim Shin who is also deputy chairman of MRC Miri Chapter is expected to officiate at the opening ceremony while chairman of MRC Sarawak and Miri Chapters, Datuk Patinggi Dr George Chan is expected to grace at the closing ceremony.
IDFH is an initiative of the MRC Miri Chapter and since its inception in 2004, had received overwhelming support from the people.
Last year, the event was very successful and had attracted 3,500 people and 52 dance troupes.