40 UMP students enjoyed the open air iftar at MPK field
By: SITI NURFARMY IBRAHIM, CORPORATE COMMUNICATION DIVISION
Forty Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) students enjoyed a casual, open air iftar at the Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) field 2 in Kuantan on May 16, 2019.
It was their first time having a breaking of fast at the field, which was a popular spot among the locals during the month of Ramadan.
The MPK field 2 is located next to the mosque and it has become a gathering place for Muslims to have their iftar and a tradition for many of them.
The iftar programme was organised under UMP MyGift initiative and the students were recipients of the Scholarship Endowment Fund.
They were there together with UMP MyGift Squad. Also present were Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni), Professor Dato’ Dr. Yuserrie Zainuddin and UMP MyGift Officer, Mohd. Jamil Mohd. Jaafar.
When met, Syamill Irhamie Shamsudin, 24, who is from Faculty of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (FKMP) said the outing was an opportunity for them to mingle and get acquainted.
“We can forge better ties and discuss about more programmes that can be organised for the benefits of the students.
“We also got to mingle with members of the public and distribute dates while at the same time, promote the university to them,” he said.
He added that breaking fast at an open field such as this and enjoying Pahang traditional delicacies was indeed a memorable one, a sweet experience that he would surely take along after graduation.
Another student Nur Syafiqah Omar said she was happy to be part of the programme as it allowed her to have an exchange of ideas and views about activities that they could do in the next semester.
“More programmes such as this should be organised and that it should not only be focused in the month of Ramadan. We want the public to know more about UMP,” she added.