TUESDAY, 11 OCTOBER – The National Sports Day for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) received encouraging response when it attracted 4,000 students and staff of UMS.
The opening ceremony was held at Dataran Dewan Canselor on Saturday and was officiated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Associate Professor Dr. Ismail Ali.
In his speech he said the management was always supportive of programmes relating to sports and was seen as appropriate in keeping healthy among the university community.
Through the programme, which was held simultaneously throughout the country, he invited all campus community to continue with their involvement in sports everyday as a healthy body makes a healthy mind and active thinking to continuously be active to further generate success for the university.
He also expressed pride in UMS having the artificial grass deemed to be amongst the best in Malaysia and recognised by FIFA, whilst hoping that the facility could help athletes to train in comfort and able to produce athletes who excel in sports.
Dr. Ismail Ali also presented Certificate of Appreciation to three athletes who received the Excellence Athlete Award 2016.
They were Christina Edris, Ahmady Radi and Vedora Jessica Peter.
The programme was also attended by UMS Registrar, No’man Datuk Hj. Ahmad. – (fl)
Photo: Nasrul Rukkung