NILAI, June 21, 2019 – Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1440H Celebration this year took place at the Dataran Canselori and was attended by about 3,000 guests. The event was graced by the presence of DYMM Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir and DYMM Tuanku Ampuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Aishah Rohani binti Almarhum Tengku Besar Mahmud, the Chancellor of USIM, together with Tunku Ali Redhauddin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz, the Pro-Chancellor of USIM.

Besides USIM staff and students, other guests who has been present in the celebration included the Ambassador of Palestine and Turkey, Diplomatic Representatives from the Embassy of Yaman, Turkey, UAE, and Singapore, as well as strategic partners from various industries such as McDonald’s Malaysia, Summit Hotels & Resort Group, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, and others.

“Raya celebration this year is different than previous years. Besides celebrating the 19th anniversary of the founding of USIM, we are also commemorating the birthday of Tuanku Aishah Rohani, the Chancellor of USIM. In addition, the presence of students here completed the USIM family, and we are also honoured that our strategic partners from multiple industries can make it to this event. We hope that our relationships with be further strengthened in the future,” said YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Musa Ahmad, the Vice Chancellor of USIM.

YBhg. Dato’ Dr Musa also shared that it is USIM’s aspiration to be the global reference centre in leading the Integration of Naqli and Aqli Knowledge (iNAQ) by 2025, by focusing on iNAQ as a strategy for USIM to reach the same par as other universities at the international level.

Aidilfitri gifts were also presented to staffs who had been on duty during Hari Raya Aidilfitri including representatives from the Department of Security, Department of Facility Development and Management, Transportation Unit, and Islamic Centre. Also presented with an Aidilfitri gift was the Negeri Sembilan Media Club (MANIS), represented by their Chairman, Encik Arfi Ahmad.

The gift contribution to MANIS was a token of gratitude for the cooperation shown by media practitioners especially those in Negeri Sembilan by providing publicity and promotions of the university  through coverage in the mass media. The Aidilfitri contribution was also hoped to support MANIS in organizing their club activities in the future.

Also present during the event were SUK Negeri Sembilan, Dato’ Dr. Razali Ab. Malik; Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dr. Abdul Shukor Hj. Husin, former Vice Chancellor of USIM and former member of the University Board of Directors (LPU); LPU members including Dato’ Idris Kechot, Dato’ Dr. Nik Nasri Nik Ismail, and Encik Hariri Daud; Vice Chancellor of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (Unisza), Prof. Dato’ Dr. Hassan Basri Awang Mat Dahan; media practitioners; non-government organisations (NGO); representatives from  Persatuan Kebajikan Penduduk Nilai and Masjid Dato’ Klana Petra; as well as secondary school students.

The celebration event was jointly organised by Strategic Communication Centre (StraComm) together with USIM’s Badan Kebajikan Kakitangan (BKK). There were 23 stalls offering more than 50 types of dish including traditional hari raya dish like lemang and ketupat, nasi ambeng, Western dish like macaroni and spaghetti, Middle Eastern dish like kebab and shawarma, various kueh and desserts, as well as drinks. More than 20 canopies were decorated to represent all the departments in USIM and all guests arrived in raya-themed attires.

Prepared by:
Syazlyna Jamil
Pusat Komunikasi Strategik (StraComm)
Aras 1, Canselori Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan