The Johor Bahru Happy and Joyous club held a press conference, commemorating the World Laughter Day 2011 celebration in the state of Johor.
This event which falls on the first Sunday in the month of May, is being jointly organized by the club and the Johor state tourism department.
“World Laughter Day was created in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation of world peace and it is intended to build global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter,” said Liza Alip, The organizing chairperson.
She continued by saying that the laughter is a universal language. It is a positive and powerful emotion that has all the ingredients required for individuals to change themselves and to change the world in a peaceful and positive way”.
The first celebration of World Laughter Day was held in Mumbai in 1998 and was organized Dr. Madan Kataria. Ever since, the laughter yoga movement has grown tremendously and today thousands of people in more than 70 countries will laugh together.
According to Dr. Madan Kataria, the day is poised to promote peace and harmony in the midst of natural disasters, global unrest, violence and terrorism, all of which has disrupted the tranquility of our planet – mother earth. It is also a day committed to spread the message of good health and joy through laughter