Celebrating Hari Raya together

The festive seasons are a great opportunity for employers and employees to bond over social events and sugar cookies. Everyone, regardless of their background, comes together to experience the joy of happiness and celebrate unity and diversity together. UTAR is no exception. To celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Malay community in UTAR assembled along with the non-muslim colleagues to commemorate the joyous occasion. The celebration aimed to foster unity as well as promote multiculturalism among UTAR staff.

A celebration made meaningful with the coming together of friends at Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM)

FAM Academic Dr Goh Hong Lip receiving a token from FAM Dean Dr Sia Bee Chuan (most right) for wearing the best Raya outfit

FAM staff embracing Hari Raya with the same cherished spirit and values as would a family

 UTAR Faculty of Business and Finance (FBF) staff wishing everyone “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!”

Hari Raya photo booth by FBF, all embellished by hand

 Seated, second from left: UTAR Vice President Prof Dr Choong Chee Keong, FBF Dean Dr Au Yong Hui Nee and FBF members wishing everyone a Happy Eid

Dr Au Yong (most right) with FBF staff

UTAR FBF staff mingling and enjoying each other’s company

 Various traditional Malay foods such as rendang, ketupat and lemang were served at Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT)

The Raya celebration gave an opportunity for FEGT staff to improve their ties with each other and celebrate the occasion harmoniously

First pic, most right: Dean of Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Prof Ir Dr Goi Bok Min enjoying the Raya spirit with his staff 

Inbound students from IMT Lille Douai, France joined the joyous event to experience the local delicacies
From left: Prof Goi, HOD of Mechatronics and BioMedical Engineering Dr Kwan Ban Hoe,  HOD of Internet Engineering and Computer Science Ts Dr Madhavan Balan Nair,  Jules Descotes, Louise Saliba and Flavie Amyot

Exchange of delicious sweets and mouth savouring dishes along with the company of friendly colleagues were some of the most enjoyable features of the Raya celebration

Centre for Foundation Studies’ (CFS) Department of Management & Accountancy ladies striking a pose at the pop-up photo booth

 The yummy feast gets a thumbs up from CFS lecturers and admin colleagues

 Division of Human Resource (DHR) staff filling the atmosphere of their office with a familiar sense of warmth and camaraderie, along with a mood of festivity

 Second row, third from left: DHR Director Marchie Lim Pin Sim and staff celebrating Raya as one

Delectable cuisines

From left: UTAR Vice President Prof Ir Dr Ewe Hong Tat, UTAR President Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik, UTAR Vice President Prof Ts Dr Faidz bin Abd Rahman and Registrar Yim Lin Heng enjoying the feast organised by RGOGMM, with the main organiser being Department of Safety and Security (DSS) 

From left: Department of General Service (DGS) Govindasamy Muniyandi, DGS Bala Subramaniam Panjawarnam, DSS Administrative Assistant Komathi Rethinam and DSS Assistant Manager Habibah binti Dahali enjoying their lunch with others colleagues

HOD of Safety and Security Zainudin bin Mustaffa (far left) celebrating the meaningful occasion with other staff

Staff queuing up for food

Although different backgrounds, we’re really all cut from the same cloth! 

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