SERDANG, Dec 15 - About 200 people including Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) staff and students as well as residents around Seri Kembangan participated in the Hike & Clean community service activity at Taman Universiti Indah here.
The programme was carried out to conserve the environment, restore community facilities and strengthen the rapport among UPM, Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) and the surrounding residents.
The community service activity was initiated by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FSKTM), UPM as a part of UPM community services. The UPM-MPSJ programme with the residents of Seri Kembangan focused on the Seri Kembangan area itself as Seri Kembangan is a strategic local community for UPM.
The ceremony was officiated by Seri Kembangan assemblyman, Ean Yong Hian Wah. Also present were MPSJ President, Noraini Roslan; UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dr. Zulklifli Idrus; Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UPM, Prof. Dr. Abu Bakar Md Sultan; and Deputy Director of Co-curriculum and Student Development Centre, UPM, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Izura Udzir.
Noraini, in her speech, hoped that UPM and MPSJ would plan for more community services in the future and involve higher participation from the community.
According to her, the response and participation by the community were crucial in ensuring the sustainability of the programme, and she hoped that a sense of belonging could be nurtured among the multiracial communities through similar community networking activities.
Meanwhile, efforts to assist in the restoration of the environment were carried out by planting trees and repairing facilities at Padang Cergas, Taman Universiti Indah and cleaning the area at Bukit Serdang while jungle trekking.
The director of the Hike & Clean Programme, Dr. Ng Keng Yap said the programme was well received by the students.
A large number of the programme committee members are members of the Association of Computer Science Faculty (ComSAA) that aim to expose students to social responsibility and in organising public programmes.
The programme received the support of several UPM centres of responsibility including the University Health Centre (PKU) which provides emergency and medical supports as well as the Co-curriculum and Student Development Centre, UPM (PKPP) that involves students taking the credited co-curriculum courses. - UPM
Date of Input: 28/12/2018 | Updated: 31/12/2018 | hairul_nizam
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