By: Nurul Ezzaty Mohd Azhari
Photo: Saleha Haron
ROMPIN, July 18 – The University Islamic Centre (PIU), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), has collaborated with the Centre for Management of Waqf, Zakat and Endowment (WAZAN), UPM and Putra Bakti UPM, to conduct dakwah (missionary) activities for the first time and provide aid to UPM asnaf students around Rompin and Temerloh districts, Pahang by motors.
UPM PIU Director, Zuhaimi Abdul Rahim, said about 20 UPM asnaf students around the Rompin and Temerloh districts received financial aid and daily necessities, while 40 asnaf residents received donations of daily necessities from UPM.
UPM Vice-Chancellor, YH. Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Roslan Sulaiman, said the aid given to UPM asnaf students would motivate students to continue their studies earnestly at UPM.
"I hope that UPM asnaf students who receive aid in financial and goods will be motivated to succeed in addition to completing their studies with excellence.
"WAZAN will continue to help UPM students who are less fortunate so that all these students finish their studies and continue their lives to help their families," he said.
Meanwhile, a student of Bachelor of Science in Human Development with Management, Faculty of Human Ecology, UPM, Nor Amirah Solehah Ahmad Baijuri, said the aid provided by UPM was an incentive for her to continue her studies and achieve her ambitions.
"I will use this aid as a motivator to continue learning because my late mother advised one thing, only knowledge can change our standard of living. Thank you to all the donators," she said.
The mother of Nurul Aini Saharudin, a student from Bachelor of Nutrition and Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UPM, who also received aid, Mazlina Che Omar, 46, expressed her gratitude that UPM is always concerned and takes care of the welfare of its less fortunate students.
"I would like to thank UPM because if UPM does not visit, they will not know that we are people in need living in the village with internet network problems.
"My daughter is the eldest, so I hope she can set the best example and inspire her other siblings. I always remind my children to keep learning because knowledge is very important," she said.
In addition to donating to asnaf students, this programme, which started from July 16 to 18, also carried out forum activities, free health check-ups and gotong-royong at Tengku Mahkota Abdullah Mosque, Rompin, to achieve UPM's aspiration “Echoing the Call of Al-Falah from the Tower of Knowledge”.
Also present were the State Assembly Member, Muadzam Shah, YB. Ir. Razali Kassim and UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dr. Nazamid Saari. – UPM
Date of Input: 18/07/2022 | Updated: 27/07/2022 | hairul_nizam
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