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Buying While Donating, UPM Alumni Canting Batik Painting Exhibition Raises Scholarship Fund For Students

By : Suziana Che Wil

Editor : Nik Hafzaini Nik Hassan


SERDANG With a shout-out from the Vice-Chancellor of YH. Dato' Prof. Dr. Roslan Sulaiman' 'Sederap Moving Towards Al-Falah' has sparked a more creative idea among the people of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to further invigorate the tradition of contributing to the bonding culture. On 9 June to 9 July 2022, an exhibition of Batik Canting Painting 2 Generations was held.
The month-long exhibition was held at the Sultan Abdul Samad Library UPM. More special, this exhibition is a continuation of the previous exhibition, the batik exhibition themed 2 Souls 1 Rasa, series one and two. The exhibition, organised by the Centre for Co-curriculum and Student Development (PKPP) UPM, received close cooperation from the Alumni Relations Centre (ARCUPM) and the Centre for Strategy and Corporate Relations (PSPK). The Batik Canting 2 Generation exhibition showcased the works of Mr. Mohd Isnain Ali, Puan Galinda Kamaruzaman and the son of the couple, Mr. Mohd Alif Akram Isnain. All three employees are UPM staff and they are working to raise funds from the sale of this batik canting painting for the funding of the 2nd Generation 2022 Scholarship.





For a month the exhibition was conducted at the Library and various promotional activities were carried out, the accumulated revenue has reached RM15,000 and the objective of this exhibition has been achieved which is to sponsor a diploma level student for the 2022/2023 session. With this success, the 2 Generation Alumni Scholarship is the 18th scholarship successfully realized by the Alumni Relations Centre in collaboration with all parties, especially UPM alumni who are returning to contribute to the alma mater.
For the main person in this exhibition, Mr. Isnain Ali, Head of Administration and Finance Division, Centre for Co-curriculum and Student Development UPM, described this as his contribution to UPM which has been a great service and benefit to himself and his family. "To me this is my way of repaying UPM during my 30 years of service and in 2022 is my final year of service. Thinking about what can be given to the 'employer' who has taken care of my welfare and my family, then the idea was born and came up with the idea of holding the Batik Canting 2 Generation Painting Exhibition which we will fully donate to the Alumni Relations Centre to be managed as a scholarship to UPM students in need, especially those from B40 and asnaf families. I call it 2 generations because this exhibition also involves the work of my son, Mohd Alif Akram. The three of us agreed that I, my wife and children to have this exhibition which is our contribution to UPM which has been a lot of success to us over the years.
Alhamdulillah this exhibition has the support of YH. The Vice-Chancellor of UPM also visited the exhibition," he said. Looking at the determination of UPM staff in helping to provide funding for UPM student scholarships, as Director of UPM Alumni Relations Centre, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arba'ie Sujud expressed his gratitude especially to the workmen who have done something out of the box to help raise the funding of student scholarships.





"As we engage with alumni for the survival of the university, the ideas and creativity of UPM staff in cutting down university funding are very welcome. As a result of the Batik Canting 2 Generation Painting Exhibition, the proceeds of which were fully contributed to the establishment of the 2 Generation Scholarship, we at the Alumni Relations Centre consider this to be a sign of the togetherness of UPM's staff in realizing the mission and vision of the university in producing students as good citizen figures, he said.
Congratulations and thanks to the buyers of the Batik Canting 2 Generation painting among the big names and certainly UPM alumni namely the Menteri Besar of Selangor, YAB Dato' Seri Amirudin Shari, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University, YAM Tengku Syarif Laksamana Perlis Dato' Seri Diraja Syed Razlan Syed Putra Jamalullail, President of the PALAPES ALUMNI Association of UPM (ALPUTRA), Tan Sri Datuk Seri Haji Mazlan Lazim and the staff of UPM.



Date of Input: 29/08/2022 | Updated: 14/10/2022 | hafzaini


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