Prepared by UPF Malaysia
On 28th December 2019 at the M-Suites Hotel, Johor Bahru, 100 married couples recommitted their love for nation building at The Loving Couple Festival Johor Bahru 2019 themed “With All My Love Forever”. The festival, jointly organized by Universal Peace Federation of Malaysia and Johor Consumer Welfare Association, is a marriage recommitment celebration where married couples come together to celebrate family and love regardless of race, religion and age.
It was an event to remember, with a variety of program highlights, together with a sumptuous dinner, couple dynamics, lucky draw and the presentation of Loving Couple Awards, such as Longest Marriage Award, Cross-Cultural Marriage Award, Most Number of Children Award and Model Couple Award.
This meaningful event also gained support from the office of Deputy Prime Minister, Johor State Government and Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.
The main objective of the program is to promote healthy marriage and family relationships grounded in true and selfless love, forgiveness and mutual respect. The Loving Couple Festival also serves as a platform to foster racial harmony and unity among couples from different racial and cultural backgrounds. Peace and unity in the family is the key to nation building and strong, loving families are the pillars and foundation for building a peaceful, united and progressive nation.
The Organizing Chairman, Tuan Haji Meraj, Mohammad A. Jalal, highlighted the importance of establishing strong, loving families, “I hope this festival will raise the awareness of the public on strengthening marriage and family values as a means to tackle the critical family issues in modern society today.”