NILAI, August 26, 2019 – In line with the university’s aspiration to make the knowledge dialogue more dynamic and audience-friendly, the USIM Cultural Centre initiated a discourse concept with a cultural art performance known as WAKON, a casual discussion presentation with invitation of panels and credible icons accompanied by the USIM Cultural Center Band.
Held at the USIM Cultural Centre last Thursday, the topic put forward entitled Humanitarian Mission: A Community Responsibility or the NGO Fight. Led by great panels namely En. Zairulshafudin Zainal Abidin, Chief Executive of Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM), Dr. Isa Hassan President of III Jamiyah Singapore and moderated by Dr. Hayati Ismail Director of Strategic Communications Center (StraComm).
According to USIM Cultural Center Director, Encik Ismail Ahmed, WAKON has been registered as a Copyright at the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO). Four series will be held carrying the themes of humanity, heritage, culture, literature and language. The program will also be featured in Youtube (LeadsTV @ USIM) and book publication.
“University is a learning institution that plays an important role in setting the best examples by preparing its students not only with knowledge, also with noble character and conduct, who are able to serve and bring happiness to the community”.
“These exposures need to be integrated and consistent to instill a sense of caring, so as to create virtuous values that ultimately make them the human being that contributes to the community,” said Associate Professor Dr Mohd Rushdan Mohd Jailani Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni).
For Encik Zairulshafudin, NGOs and volunteer teams from around the world are the link in providing aid, not only in material form but they also act as mediators to provide encouragement and support to continue with life.
He added that, “The participation of celebrities and artists enliven the atmosphere thus lifting away the misery and moving on with life, as well as to share their feelings with the general public especially their fans. It can inject compassion and care amongst the world community regardless of race and descent”.
Activist and celebrity Irma Hasmi also shared her experiences and involvements in several humanitarian missions in Syria and Palestine. She shared that she “fell in love’ with the mission when she hosted Assalamualaikum program on TV Alhijrah where they met and discussed about the humanitarian mission.
“I’m taking advantage of the social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook by using those to share good things, set examples to my fans and inspiring them to do good as well”.
The program was also attended by Tan Sri Dato Sri (Dr) Hamad Kama Piah Che ‘Othman, Patron of the Persatuan Pemuisi Nasional (PEMUISI), Director of the Community Division of the Department of Social Welfare, Puan Nor Tipah Majin, and Encik Nmanzee Harris, Chief Executive Officer, TV Alhijrah. Also present were USIM Artistes Dato’ Nash, Syed Indera Syed Omar and Sharifah Khasif.
Noorumaina Mohamed Yunus
Pusat Komunikasi Strategik (StraComm)
Aras 1, Canselori Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan