Sanjung Satria Festival For Future Leaders

Sanjung Satria Festival For Future LeadersBy Nasrullah Uul (UKM Intern)
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BANGI, 9 April 2015 – Students of The National University of Malaysia (IKM) are encouraged to participate in programmemes held on campus and engage with other organisations on campus because it is a place to create human capital.

Speaking while opening the 14th Sanjung Satria  Festival (FESSAT XIV) on 26 March, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Ir Haji hamim Nin Samuri said the programme would provide exposure to students to be independent and willing to face the outside world.

According to him, this programme is a cornerstone in the implementation of one of the goals of UKM and the country to produce students who can compete globally.

The programme, organised by the Tun Hussein Onn College (KTHO) also can be seen as capable of improving student leadership talent in managing an organization, he added.

Also present were Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni) Prof Datin Dr Mohd Noor Aziah Mohd Awal and Head of KTHO Lt Col Prof Dato Dr Samsu Adabi bin Mamat.

Dr Samsu said the programme is the culmination of all activities of the Executive Council of Students at KTHO and it can be seen as a step towards a closer relationship between college residents.

He hoped that this programme be used as one of the platforms that can strengthen the relationship between students and college administrators.

This is the 14th time the efstival is celebrated with the aim to train students on organizational experience, strengthen the ties among residents colleges and fill the tube funds to help the poor and disaster ditimpah.

The programme themed ‘A Memory of Love’, was  aimed at creating young entrepreneurs who are competitive in the local and global arena, enhance leadership talent and experience of the organisation, produce knowledgeable individuals and concern for civil society.

Director General of the  programme Sharannya A/P Sundaramoorthy  said  the three-day programme which began on March 26, had some special events like fashion show, dance performances, jar-breaking game , nasyid competition, food festival, visit of orphans and a family day at the close.

The event was enlivened by entertainment performed by music bands, theatrical troupes as well as the reserve army training officers (Palapes) showing their acrobatic skills.