Sunday, October 24, 2010
The Opening Ceremony of CONVEST ’10 held at the Convest Hill was a programme that succeed with the joining hands between SRC and the Entrepreneurship Club whom organized STABAZ. The ceremony was celebrated splendidly by IIUM students on 1st October 2010, with our honourable Rector, Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Syed Arabi Idid, who had officially launched the opening of Convocation Fiesta 2010. The gimmick of the launching was presented with full of suspense. After the launching by the Rector, cultural performances were held to cheer the crowd which includes the IIUM Zapin Club (or also known as Nafas Tari) and nasyeed performances by UmmulQura’.
On the same day, IIUM Chocolate Fair had also started from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the KAED Gallery. The event took place from 1st to 4th of October with 30 chocolate vendors who participated in this fair to promote their products. In spite of that, many mini games were also held during the fair like eating competition, cupcakes decoration, colouring contest for the children, and etcetera.
On 2nd of October, Grand Exhibition and Seminar on Exploring the Future of Islam and Muslim World were started. Grand Exhibition opened from 2nd to 4th October took place at the riverside received great attention from the IIUM community as well as visitors. Not only by having exhibitors, they attracted the crowd with performances such as taekwondo, international and kids fashion show, yoyo and angklung. As for Seminar, the programme was held at the Engineering Main Auditorium from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the same day. This one day programme participated by 94 participants were not only from among the IIUM students, but also from other universities as well. Good response received regarding the nature of this programme.
On 5th of October, a grand forum entitled “Bercinta Sampai ke Syurga” was held at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Mosque with publicly known figures as the panelists. This grand forum has achieved its targeted audiences which are the IIUM students and the outsiders. The forum which includes Ustazah Dato’ Siti Nor Bahyah Mahamood, Ustaz Wan Akasya and Brother Mohd Nurul Imran bin Koyube, the president of iluvislam.com, as the panelists had achieved its objectives which were to promote the university as a centre for legal unique education, to familiarize and to promote the students and the community with the challenges and benefits of the beauty of Islam.
On the next day, 6th October 2010, Palestine: Tomorrow Will Be Free concert was held at the Great Hall CAC. This programme was the highlight of the week since a famous international artist was invited, and he is Maher Zain. Special session were held for him at the beginning of the programme and followed by performances by nasyeedians like ShoutulHarakah, In-Team, Muadz, and many more. Also, there is a theatre performance by our own production team, and young nasyeedians from the al-Amin school. At the end of the programme, a special session with the LL4G volunteers was held for the audience to be able to share their experiences in the mission of helping Gaza. Instead of that, donation boxes were also passed around to the audiences for them to donate for the assistance to Gaza. In addition, CONVEST ’10 was also officially closed by our Rector.
Last but not least, Intervarsity Mega Futsal Tournament 2010 (I-MEF ’10) which was held from 9th to 10th of October at both Male and Female Sport Complexes.I-MEF ’10 had been organised to enhance the spirit of sportsmanship by developing the interest of sports among IIUM’s student. The tournament was made open to all IIUM students and team from other institutions. It received positive feedback and the programme had run smoothly from the beginning until the end.
Thanks to Allah s.w.t. for His blessings and the strength He gave us to make this event a reality. Also special thanks to the committees who had worked a lot and had gave their best commitment towards this programme. Thank you.