SERDANG, 10 Nov – Universiti Putra Malaysia’s (UPM) Chancellor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah launched a coffee table book, ‘With Knowledge We Serve’, which us a tribute to UPM’s current generation of scientists.
The 10-chapter book focuses on 17 contemporary researchers from multi-disciplines, who, with their research outcomes have contributed significantly to the development and advancement of knowledge and played important roles in transforming society and elevating the reputation of UPM as a leading research university in the international arena.
At the event, the Sultan of Selangor presented the Mutiara Alumni Award to Tan Sri Dato’ Setia Dr. Nayan Ariffin, and the Jasamu Dikenang Alumni Award to the late Prof. Dato’ Dr. Yaakob Che Man.
Other awards presented the same night were the Alumni Terbilang Award presented to Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris, Dato’ Aripin Said, Prof. Dr. Tengku Aizan Hamid, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Syed Omar Syed Rastan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Swee Tin, Prof. Dr. Fauziah Othman and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam.
UPM Alumni Centre Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mansor Abu Talib was also on hand tp present a knowledge endowment sum of RM96,930.00 to UPM representatives. Several other contributions were received from UPM alumni, including Prof Dr. Musa Abu Hassan, from Alumni 76 (RM20,000); Alumni 76 represented by the Samsoney Group, Dato’ Soh Poh Seng chipped in with RM20,000; Cooperative Chairman of UPM KUPUTRA BHD, Alumni 95, Dr. Dasrilsyah Syahrial (RM10,000); Melaka Finance Officer, Datuk Naim Abu Bakar representing the Malacca Chief Minister with RM10,000.00, and Executive Director of Felda D Saji, Ahmad Zaki Abdullah with RM10,000.00 to the Sultan of Selangor.
The UPM Sirih Pulang Ke Gagang (Homecoming) programme initiated in 2001, is a collaboration between the UPM Alumni Centre, UPM Alumni Association (PAUPM) and merged with one of the main attractions of UPM Alumni Day normally celebrated every year on May 21st.
Bearing the theme ‘Tautan Kasih Memateri Berilmu Berbakti’, the celebration has become a tradition in UPM that has established a platform for a grand nostalgic alumni get-together and an opportunity for generous alumni of the university to show their appreciation to their alma mater with generous donations to the UPM Knowledge Endowment Fund.
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