By: Nurul Ezzaty Mohd Azhari
Photo: Sabri Omar
SERDANG, Dec 11 - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has received recognition from the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) through 41 projects of the Putra Longest Non-Stop Volunteerism Activities Programme (PUTRA LoVA) in conjunction with the celebration of UPM Putra Bakti Day.
PUTRA LoVA is the first record in the country to carry out the longest non-stop volunteering activities for 40 hours.
UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Prof. Dr. Arifin Abdu, said the record was confirmed by MBOR after 2,000 volunteers, consisting of UPM students and staff and the local community, successfully carried out the volunteering activities started at 6.00 am on December 10, 2022, and ended at 10.00 pm on December 11, 2022.
"Among the activities carried out were cleaning, planting trees, painting and beautifying the buildings at UPM with mural paintings.
"There is a lot that we need to do at the UPM area to uphold Menara Ilmu as a sustainable green campus," he said.
He added that such activity needs to be continued to achieve Goal 1 of the UPM Strategic Plan 2021-2025: to produce resilient graduates to face future challenges.
"The persistent effort, strong commitment and sacrifice of these UPM students meet Goal 1 of the strategic objective, which is to shape holistic character and potential of graduates when they exit the university in the future,” he said.
He added that the Centre for Management of Waqf, Zakat and Endowment (WAZAN), UPM, is a co-sponsor of PUTRA LoVA with a financial contribution of RM28,740, arising from the donation funds from zakat, waqf and UPM Prihatin@WAZAN. - UPM
Date of Input: 15/12/2022 | Updated: 19/01/2023 | hairul_nizam
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