Following the success of Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebrations in London's Hyde Park in June 2008, it was decided that there could be nothing more fitting than to celebrate Mr Mandela's birthday each year with a day dedicated to his life's work and that of his charitable organisations, and to ensure his legacy continues forever.
This year is the first time for Mandela Day to be celebrated in Asia - Hong Kong.
The Mandela Day campaign message is simple: Mr Mandela gave 67 years
of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. All we are asking is
that everyone gives 67 minutes of their time, whether it's supporting
your chosen charity or by serving your local community.
Mandela Day is a call to action for individuals - for people everywhere - to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time, just as Mr Mandela did.
Here in Hong Kong, some renowned celebrities and public figures have
shared with us how are they going to use their 67mins to create a better
world. Check it out !
Let's get started with your 67mins. Click http://www.youtube.com/user/goasia2011 for more inspiration.
Mandelay Day Asia blog: http://www.mandeladay.asia/