By: Nur Syamila Kamarul Arefin
SERDANG, March 21 – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Roslan Sulaiman has handed over the UPM flag at the World’s Highest Peak@Everest for the first time to the Malaysia Book of Records Holder, Ravichandran Tharumalingam, who is also a UPM alumnus for the class of 1990.
The handover of the UPM flag at the World’s Highest Peak@Everest to Ravichandran to be waved for the first time on Mount Everest was witnessed by the graduates of the 45th Convocation Ceremony this morning at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Arts and Cultural Centre (PKKSSAAS), UPM.
Ravichandran said UPM alumni had implemented an excellent plan for all athletes to give back and raise the name of UPM by contributing to the students here.
"For the past three years, the UPM Alumni Relations Centre and the UPM Alumni association have been trying to bring successful sports alumni to be an example to UPM students," he said.
Quoting the speech of Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Roslan, "UPM's Mission at the World’s Highest Peak@Everest" is a mission to place UPM as the first university to wave the flag at Mount Everest by its alumni.
The waving of the UPM flag there will be symbolic to UPM as a tower of knowledge which is ready to face challenges to ensure the aspirations set in the UPM Strategic plan can be achieved successfully," he said.
"I hope the ceremony held in conjunction with the 45th UPM Convocation Ceremony will leave a lasting impression for the university community to continue supporting UPM alumni's contribution regardless of place and time," he said.
Earlier, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Roslan had launched UPM's mission at the World’s Highest Peak @Everest in the Vice Chancellor's Narrative Ceremony 2022, involving alumni for university sustainability.
The expedition, which is expected to start in mid-March and end in July 2022, can be witnessed by all UPM members through TikTok@UniPutra, which will record and document the journey to the summit of Everest. - UPM
Date of Input: 21/03/2022 | Updated: 12/04/2022 | hairul_nizam
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