Translation by : Siti Nur`Ain Feisal
Editor : Nik hafzaini Nik Hassan
SERDANG, 9 Feb - To nourish madani spirit among staff, alumni and students, Alumni Relations Centre with donations from UPM alumni, has been utilised to buy 900 packs of menu rahmah to be distributed to students who are sitting for the Final Examination of the 2022/2023 academic session.
To produce huge-spirited graduates, the concept madani society introduced by the Malaysia Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim corresponds with the initiatives implemented at the university level. Madani society is based on six pillars namely, sustainability, prosperity, innovation, respect, trust, and compassion, in line with the 3-day programme carried out which also develops compassion in students.
The initiative taken by Alumni Relations Centre in collaboration with the Student Affairs Division and UPM alumni is in line with UPM Strategic Plan 2021-2025, producing resilient graduate characters in facing the challenges, which will uphold the nation’s reputation through students’ excellence as the future generation.
As a sign of support towards the initiative, the university’s management also went on to distribute the food packs to students. On the second and third day of the programme, Deputy Vice Chancellor Student Affairs and Alumni, Prof. Dr. Arifin Abdu, Registrar, Muhazam Mansor, Director of Alumni Relations Centre, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arba’ie Sujud, and his deputy Fahmi Azar Mistar together distributed the breakfast.
“Congratulations to Alumni Relations Centre and alumni who contributed to the Putrabiz@alumni: Mesti Makan Dulu which was carried out for three consecutive days. The thoughtful effort made by Alumni Relations Centre in providing free breakfast is a noble effort and helps students sit for their exams comfortably with a happy tummy. This initiative is expected to be continuous, and it also demonstrates moral support for students to sit for their exams and be able to answer well. In this opportunity, I urge and welcome UPM alumni which in service at UPM to participate in every programme organised. This is a sign of support and solidarity as alumni working at UPM to help the students and the university. I believe with this support and network, there are many available opportunities of assistance that we may offer in line with our slogan, “With Knowledge We Serve”,” said Muhazam Mansor, Registrar of UPM.
The distribution was held at the examination halls at the Great Hall, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Arts and Cultural Centre and Academic Complex Hall.
Meanwhile, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arba’ie Sujud sees this initiative has a great impact on students and the university.
“This may be just a part of our small venture, but the impact is huge. Students perceive this initiative as an effort in their journey to success. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and students should not sit for their exam on an empty stomach, thus this distribution will surely leave a sweet moment for them and to echo “Kami Bangga Menjadi Alumni UPM” slogan will not be a hindrance in the future. I am most confident and believe that having student-oriented programmes will inspire them to return and contribute back to alma mater.
“This is also part of the strategy to acknowledge alumni who have contributed in activities organised by Alumni Relations Centre and also to acknowledge their contributions and trust has been well managed.
“This effort and initiative will be continued in the future, especially during the final examinations week, to enliven the EKSA slogan ‘Eratkan Kerjasama Sesama Alumni’ hence continuously served the university.
In an effort to optimise alumni involvement, every porgramme and activity carried out will always engage alumni for university sustainability and to produce students as good citizens.
Date of Input: 17/02/2023 | Updated: 20/02/2023 | suziana.wil
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