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Bringing the Lunar New Year cheer with music and lions

04 Feb 2020 / 11:31 H.

FOLLOWING their Christmas performance for the OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) staff last December, the multi-ethnic singers from the Dignity for Children Foundation (Dignity) returned to Menara OCBC on Feb 3 to perform with a repertoire of Lunar New Year hits.

The 22-strong choir mesmerised the audience with classics such as “Tian Mi Mi” (Sweet like Honey), “Molihua” (Jasmine Flower), “Kang Ding Qing Ge” (Kang Ding Love Song), and “Ali Shan Zhi Ge” (Song of Ali Mountain).

Present during the special occassion were OCBC Bank CEO Datuk Ong Eng Bin, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad CEO Syed Abdull Aziz Syed Kechik and several other members from the senior management.

“Just like during Christmas, we wanted to share the joy of Chinese New Year again with our friends from Dignity. So we added a twist this year. As in past years we had our usual lion dance performance in the morning. But this time round, we followed that up with the delightful performance by Dignity that left everyone feeling doubly blessed,” said Ong.

A financial contribution was given by the bank’s staff to Dignity in an effort to bring more children back to school in 2020, while the singers were later treated to lunch on the bank’s premises.

A non-governmental organisation that provides holistic care and education for the urban poor children in Kuala Lumpur, Dignity currently serves over 1,700 children and youth aged between one to 18-years-old.

Other than operating education programmes in Sentul, Dignity also supports other community schools working with poor children in Southeast Asia through its community school start-up and teachers’ training programmes.

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