UNIVERSITI Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) held an e-convocation for the “Class of 2021”.
The e-convocation not only celebrated the graduation of 2,606 students, it also gave a chance for academics from its faculties, partners, alumni and students to get together for the virtual ceremony to mark the joyous occasion.
It was a heart-warming display of gratitude, recognition, celebration and achievement, especially for the graduates who had overcome challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event was streamed live on March 20 with many fellow graduates, family and friends sending congratulatory messages online.
The graduates comprised 64 bachelor’s degree, 23 master’s degree and five PhD programme holders.
Addressing the e-convocation audience, UTAR chancellor Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik said the university was founded by the people, for the people, with a mission to be a university of excellence.
He hoped the tradition of excellence — a strong commitment to contribute to society, to embrace new initiatives and to engage with the community — would continue.
UTAR president Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat said although they were unable to gather in person for the ceremony, it did not diminish the sense of pride among the graduates.
“I hope all of you will remain connected to your university, ” he added. — By MANJIT KAUR