TO mark this year’s National Day, the Management and Science University (MSU) community came together for a hybrid celebration held both online and offline.
Dubbed MSU MyDay 2021, the event saw over 2,500 participants tuning in via Zoom and YouTube, according to a press release dated Aug 24.
The students and staff members from the 10 MSU College branches in Kedah, Penang, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Johor, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak added to the festive air by showing up in their traditional attire, the colours of which Malaysians can easily identify on our national flag.
The participants witnessed an “MSU Cares box” containing the Jalur Gemilang being “passed” from one state to another, starting in Sarawak and ending in Selangor.
The “relay” was symbolic of the nationwide participation of the celebration by members of MSU, MSU College, MSU Learning Centre and MSU Medical Centre.Student Representatives Council president Mohd Sufyan Shamsir carried the “MSU Cares box” to its final destination at the MSUTV studio in the varsity’s Shah Alam campus, and presented it to MSU president Prof Tan Sri Datuk Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid.
Also in attendance were MSU vice-chancellor Prof Puan Sri Datuk Dr Junainah Abd Hamid and senior management.
As a nod to this year’s National Day theme “Malaysia Prihatin”, or Malaysia Cares, more than 100 volunteers from the MSU community also took part in its Partnership for Covid Elimination Volunteerism (PaCE-V) project.
They distributed daily provisions and cash, under the MSU Cares banner, to over 1,000 recipients from the B40 group nationwide.
The programme also saw the handing over of the Malaysian flag to student representative Xie Cheng Jie, a bachelor in nursing student, and the reading of the Rukun Negara by Danielle Valerinna Anak Charles, a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery student.
Other events included a traditional dance performance by MSU’s Performing Arts and Culture Club.