On Aug 19, 2011, the opening ceremony of the entrances was held at the Nature Loving Wonderland in Emei Township, Hsinchu County in Taiwan. Everyone rejoiced for this special day!
At 10 am, the Free and Fortunate time, 1,600 youths from 21 regions of 5 continents gathered together at the Fortune Square, patiently awaited for this important moment in life. All youths lined up in order and their faces shined under the bright sun; all enthusiastically welcomed every returning family member!
When emcees announced, “It is time for the grand opening of the Nature Loving Wonderland,” a wave of excitement filled the place. Everyone cheered in rejoice! President Wang of International Nature Loving Federation started the celebration with his heartwarming speech, “…the entrances of the Nature Loving Wonderland are the entrances to good fortune, joyfulness and cheerfulness. They are the entrances toward a universal family.” Indeed, humankind has been waiting for a long time for the entrance toward a universal family, and it has come to be a reality.
Next program was the Hungary choir team who performed, “World of One Family.” Their pure innocent vocal performance connected everyone’s heart into one. All prayed the world soon be united as one big harmonious family!
At 10:20am, the Free and Delightful time, the crowds cheered happily to welcome all distinguished guests. The jolly spirits filled the atmosphere. All the guests smiled and greeted back in excitement. Under the sizzling sunlight, the eight teams including the White Cloud, the Fragrant Blossom, the Exuberant Forest, the Prismatic Light, the Green Meadow, the Blue Sky of Indonesia and the Morning Light of Singapore danced two joyful exercises, which were “The Song of Good Fortune”(‘xinfusong’) and “Universal Family.” All of the youths danced with sincerity and innocent smiles. The jolly, happy and youthful energy spread to every corner. The guests were stunned by such positive energy; some had commented in surprise, “I have never seen such a vibrant, energetic, active and positive performances…I was simply touched by their purity and sincerity. Their performance brings people light and hope.”
After the exciting performances, President Wang and the distinguished guests let loose of Fortunate Balloons in front of the entrances. The cheerful spirit among the crowd soared high like balloons. Ribbon cutting ceremony was the official announcement to all humankind that the entrances are open to all, guiding the world toward a brighter future!
Last but not least, everyone gathered at the giant Universal Family Clock. When government officials took the honor to activate the clock, the 12 phrases (joyful, cheerful, casual & elegant, delightful, amicable, bright, lucky, guileless, faithful, free, actualized and fortunate) on the clock touched deeply in everyone’s heart. We are reminded that “Time is fortune! Time is Life! Fortune, life and time are invaluable!” We should be diligent in making our lives filled with good fortune, joyfulness and cheerfulness.
Finally, the International Gentle Breeze Team danced “the World of Harmony” as the finale to celebrate the opening ceremony of the entrances. Their pure and youthful performance helped people regain a state of simplicity and true joy. The entrances of the Nature Loving Wonderland had been opened, signifying that the trend of harmony was to spread to every corner of the globe and the ultimate goal of humankind – a universal family was to be realized soon.