By : Siti Nur`Ain Feisal
Editor : Nik Hafzaini Nik Hassan
SERDANG – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Mohd Roslan Sulaiman has delivered Vice-Chancellor Narrative 2022 at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Arts and Cultural Centre, UPM.
In his speech, he has outlined the aspirations that will be implemented and accepted by the UPM community and alumni in enhancing UPM’s excellence and competitiveness.
11 aspirations were conveyed by Prof. Dr. Roslan in the Vice-Chancellor’s Narrative 2022 and he urged the UPM community to understand and implement them. He also conveyed that 2022 will be faced with strong passion and overcoming challenges boldly.
Among the aspirations were to lead in agriculture and become a development reference centre, to produce students as good citizens, to realise a smart campus, to uphold research for the nation, to lead university mission for the community, to promote UPM globally, to maintain UPM’s reputation as the most sustainable university, to care immensely and appreciate service, to intensify the campus well-being, to sustain university funding, and to engage alumni for university sustainability.
According to him, the Vice-Chancellor’s Narrative for this year is a continuation from last year’s narrative, echoing the call of Al-Falah from the tower of knowledge which is to be realised in the form of action and implementation this year.
“Today I urge to all UPM community together in ‘Sederap Melangkah Menuju al-Falah’. Let us join hands together to fulfil community and the nation’s hopes,” he urged at the Vice-Chancellor’s Narrative 2022.
He said that this year UPM will be focusing on programmes planned by the Responsibility Centre (PTJ) that support the goals of UPM Strategic Plan 2021-2025, particularly in high-tech agriculture, digitalisation of smart campus and programmes that contribute to the institution's sustainability.
Alumni Relations Centre UPM (ARCUPM) is among the PTJ that is committed to supporting the university’s aspirations in sustaining institution excellence alongside alumni.
In 2021, ARCUPM together with alumni, students and the UPM community had carved a history when a virtual fitness programme, UPM Alumni Golden Fit 2021 has successfully recorded its name in The Malaysia Book of Records as the ‘The Largest Participation in a University Alumni Fitness Event’ with 6,203 alumni participation.
As for 2022, upholding the aspiration ‘to care immensely and appreciate service’, UPM Mission Project at Everest with alumni engagement will foretell another glorious history.
UPM community are anticipated to support this aspiration to put UPM’s name at the peak of Mount Everest. This is not an individual or PTJ’s success, but it will be the success of the UPM community.
“Ravichandran Tharumalingam (alumni class 1990) will bring UPM to the world peak’s Everest in Misi Ekspedisi UPM@Everest which begins in mid-March and ends in July,” he said.
UPM community may follow every historical moment live at TikTok@UniPutra which will record and document the journey to the peak of Everest.
The mission is the manifestation and symbolic in realising UPM community’s spirit to strive for excellence.
Vice-Chancellor’s Narrative 2022, is packed with mandates, hopes and precision in planning UPM’s direction to create successes for its community.
Date of Input: 18/02/2022 | Updated: 02/03/2022 | suziana.wil
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