Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Have a meaningful Deepavali ( Today in The Star - Advert)

Have a meaningful Deepavali

“Hinduism believes in the oneness of not merely all human life,
but in the oneness of all that lives,” - Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

Do it For Unity :

Say, “I am first and foremost Malaysian”

Unity is our most important Goal. Choosing to be Malaysian first is a commitment to becoming One nation with One destiny.

Some of us already see ourselves as first and foremost Malaysian. Some are not sure what this means. Even when we see ourselves as first and foremost Malaysian, we are still forming our ideas and we may not all agree, on what it
all means. Being Malaysian does not make us less Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban or Kadazan. We are intact as components of a nation while we become part of a larger whole.

And if today you see yourself as your ethnic group first, it also does not mean you are less Malaysian. That is the beauty of being Malaysian, we are able to be who we are and exercise our traditions and practices.

In one way or another, we are all striving to add, layer, mould and form a Malaysian-first consciousness. To own our nationhood, to feel we truly belong to the larger nation, Malaysia. To acknowledge that we are the sum of all our people, all the ethnic races and people are one Rakyat; Malaysians.

Say, “I am first and foremost Malaysian,” and ask what it feels like.Together let’s continue exploring what it means, define ourselves as we move forward as One, towards a future as One.

Brother and sister Malaysians, let’s be first and foremost Malaysian.

At zubedy our programs draw strength from shared values and traditions. We believe at the heart, all Malaysians want good things for themselves and for their brother and sister Malaysians simply because our nation cannot prosper as a whole if some of us are left behind.

Let us add value,
Have a meaningful Deepavali