Seize the moment : CMLHS Family Day and Appreciation Day at De Rhu Beach Resort
KUANTAN 11 March 2018, Centre for Modern Language and Human Sciences (CMLHS) of Universiti Malaysia Pahang held an Appreciation Day 2017 & Family Day PBMSK 2018 at Dhe Rhu Beach Resort, Kuantan Pahang. This was the first time ever that both programs were combined in a one-day event.
The main purpose of this Family Day was to be the platform for knowing and strengthening relationships between family members of every staff in the department. In addition, it aims to provide opportunities for all the staff members to engage in activities with their families in such an event.
The planning of the ceremony was done in less than one month. Preparations and supplies were done within such a short time. In the event, there were several types of games organized by the committee with the help of the resort, they include: musical chairs, walking on giant clogs, searching for sweets in the flour, blowing balloons, thug of war, rolling the motorcycle rims and many more.
This Family Day activity began with mini sports event at the adjacent field of the Amphitheater hall. There were various games in the form of tele matches covering all ages and genders. Children's laughter could be clearly heard while they were playing some games. They gained full support from the family members who were at the side of the field cheering them up in their own unique ways.
During the sports event, the children not only had fun but they also learned and practised some social skills such as the skills of interaction, sharing, tolerance and at the same time were able to compete healthily and strengthen the family ties. As the Program Director for this year, I am pleased to highlight that this value is what needs to be inculcated in organizing CMLHS Family Day. Therefore, on behalf of the organising committee, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all participants who were present that day in our effort to make this event a success. Given the importance of family ties today, we hope this event will be an annual event to be held at different locations in the future.
In the afternoon, after the break, the day was continued with the next event which was Appreciation Day. Tahlil recitation by Ustaz Abdul Kamil Jamaludin (CMLHS Lecturer) and then continued with a welcoming speech by Deputy Head of UNIKEP, Ms. Erma Yanti Zakaria and followed by the opening speech by CMLHS Dean, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nubli Abdul Wahab. In his speech, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nubli Abdul Wahab expressed his hope that more staff will join the PBMSK 2018 Family Day and Appreciation Day in the future. The response from all the staff and their family members was very encouraging even though this year was the first time that two programs were organized on the same day. There were some family members of our staff who could not be present due to unavoidable factors such as health factors and work related matters.
The ceremony continued with the presentation of awards to staff who had been selected to gain recognition for their excellence in their respective fields.
The award presentation was presented by the Dean of Modern Language and Human Sciences Center. Here is the list of award recipients:
1. For Consulting Award: PM DR. Muhammad Nubli bin Abdul Wahab;
2. Foreign Language Special Award: Ms Shaimaa Fouad Ahmad Abdel Rahim;
3. Special Humanity Science Award: Dr Mohamad Hilmi bin Mat Said;
4. Special Soft Skills Award: Dr. Fatmawati binti Latada;
5. English Special Award: Dr Asiah binti Kassim;
6. Special Technical Award: Mr Badrul Naim bin Abidin;
7. Special Administrative Award: Ms. Norazura binti Mohd Ali;
8. Research Award: Ms. Yong Ying Mei;
9. Award for Teaching and Learning Innovation: Mrs. Rosjuliana binti Rosli;
10. Community Service Award: Ms. Haslinda @ Robita binti Hashim;
11. Women's Sports Award: All FUTSAL Women PBMSK athletes.
12. Citation Award: Mr. Suriya Kumar A / l Sinnadurai;
13. Scopus Publishing Award: Ms. Azimah bint Ahmad Zaki;
Non Indexed publication awards: Dr. Zuraina binti Ali.
15. Special Dean Award: Ms. Nor Ashikin binti Abdul Aziz
The ceremony on that day ended with a prize presentation to winners and karaoke with the family. Congratulations to all the winners on the awards received. Before parting into their respective destinations, a photography session was also held to take pictures with all CMLHS staff joined by their family members.
BADRUL NAIM BIN ABIDIN,
PROGRAM DIRECTOR OR FAMILY DAY 2018 AND APPRECIATION DAY 2017.