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UPM Prihatin: Iftar Food Pack Distribution for Serdang Campus Residential College Students
SERDANG - Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the care between human continues for the sake of holistic well-being. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) through Alumni Relations Centre led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Prof. Dr. Arifin Abdu distributed food packs for break fasting to UPM students who are still at the UPM residential colleges.
According to Prof. Dr. Arifin Abdu, Musaadah Ramadan program includes two activities namely Tautah Mahabbah which focuses on welfare centres and Maawaddah Ramadan targeted for UPM students in need.
“Musaadah Ramadan proves that UPM through Alumni Relations Centre is trying to balance between the UPM social responsibility and Alumni Relations Centre is not limited to UPM students but also to the community in need. Through UPM Prihatin, UPM extend their capacity to help its students or surrounding community in need,” he said.
According to Prof. Dr. Arifin Abdu during Mawaddah Ramadan at Tun Dr. Ismail College, he gratefully thanked to all contributors which are among UPM staff, UPM alumni and also individual contributors.
“With this caring and concern attitude, many students who need help gained the benefits. It is hoped in the near future, such aid can be continued,” he added.
For this year Mawaddah Ramadan, a total of 450 Serdang campus residential college students received food packs that were distributed from 5 to 6.30 in the evening. The program was assisted by the Student Rpresentative Council (MPP) session 2020/2021.
According to the representative from the MPP Muhammad Farhan Roslan, this program is seen to be able to help students who are still in college while waiting for the repatriation to celebrate Aidilfitri. With this break fasting aid, it will surely save students cost to buy iftar meal. Muhammad Farhan who represents MPP and friends who received food packs thanked the organiser, Alumni Relations Centre, UPM and contributors among UPM staff, UPM alumni as well as individual contributor.
“Indeed, this cooperation has helped us as student a lot. It is hoped this brotherhood will continue in the future because it indirectly provides good example for students as their contibution towards alma mater can be presented in any forms when we are becoming an alumni.”
The continuity of these two programs under Musaadah Ramadan proves that UPM and Alumni Relations Centre are concern not only for its students needs but also the surrounding coummunity who need help.
Date of Input: 07/05/2021 | Updated: 23/07/2021 | alif.isnain
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