SERDANG, May 4 – The Alumni Centre of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) organised a Serdang Heritage Forum in conjunction with UPM Alumni Day on May 21 to commemorate the history of this research university’s establishment and success in producing graduates in multiple areas of expertise and disciplines.
The Director of UPM Alumni Centre, Assoc. Prof Dr Mohd Bakri Ishak said the forum, with the theme “Berilmu Berbakti: IHSAN Tonggak Kecemerlangan” (With Knowledge We Serve: IHSAN the Path to Excellence) was held on May 21 to symbolise the establishment of the School of Agriculture Malaya in Serdang on May 21, 1931. “This programme is recognised as one of the activities which are celebrated each year by alumni members, UPM staff and students to share their experiences and expertise to budding UPM alumnus,” he said. He also said various programmes were outlined to make UPM Alumni Day a success, aimed at bringing alumnus back to UPM and to preserve the legacy of glory in line with UPM’s mission “With Knowledge We Serve”.
Other events will be held included Tautan Mahabbah (Thanksgiving ceremony) on May 18, and the highlight of the programme was Majlis Apresiasi Chapter Alumni UPM on May 20. Meanwhile, some 150 invited guests, including alumni and UPM students attended the Serdang Heritage Forum which saw the tedious yet remarkable journey taken by UPM alumni in acquiring knowledge and giving it back to the society during their university days, led by alumni icons Tuan Mohd Ariff Baharom, Deputy Director General (Perancangan dan Dasar), Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (NADMA MALAYSIA) (Alumni Class 1982), Mr. Mohd Norashedy Rashid, CEO Usahajana Sdn. Bhd. (Alumni Class 1999), Mrs. Azti Dian Fitriyanti Azmi, CEO IDOTTV (Alumni Class 2000) and Professor Dr. Azali Mohamed, Faculty Economy and Management, UPM (Alumni Class 1981) as the moderator.
A lively, entertaining story-telling about their experiences by three-panel members made the session more interesting, aptly in line with the theme of the forum which touched on the needs to equip oneself with strategic knowledge in order to meet current demand as well as to contribute towards the country’s wealth and development.
Updated:: 11/05/2017 [hafzaini]
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