UKM Students Organised Cycle for Health and Charity Event
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 17:26
By Bisharuzi Omar
BANGI, 14 Dec. 2011 – Multimedia studies students from the Faculty of Information Science and Technology of the National University of Malaysia (UKM) have successfully held a cycle for charity and health programme (KASIH) with 120 people taking part earlier this month.
Among the participants were 20 UKM staff and students, 37 staff of the Kajang Municpal Council, Kajang and Petaling Jaya police and 82 people from Bandar Baru Bangi and Putrajaya.
With the theme “healthy living” the participants cycled for 60km beginning from the campus here at 8pm to Putrajaya and back to the campus. It was flagged off by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students and Alumni Affairs), Prof Ir Dr Othman A. Karim.
All the participants were briefed on the finer points of good cycling by President of the Kajang Municipal Council, Dato' Hasan Nawawi Abu Rahman who some years ago embarked on a solo cycle around the world expedition.
Director of the KASIH programme, Encik Akmal Hisham Mishanisaid the programme is aimed at bringing cycle enthusiasts together while also getting donations for charity.
The collection will be handed over to the Anak Warisan Alam Foundation (YAWA).
The healthy living programme for charity can imbue a sense of responsibility among students to contribute to society.
A number of participants hoped it would be held as an annual event and opened to UKM’s foreign students to get to know Putrajaya, as the administrative capital of Malaysia.
The programme received support from UKM Students Services Department, UKM Sports Centre, Kajang Municipal Council and Nissan Grand Livina Malaysia as the marshall.
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