UUM ONLINE: 26 July - After six days, the 20th IMT-GT Varsity Carnival, 2018 drew its curtains to a close in a lively atmosphere filled with the spirit of unity at the Seri Semarak Hall, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Arau, Perlis, yesterday.
With its apt theme, Winning is good but friendship is number one, the carnival which ran from 20 to 26 July involved universities from three countries.
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) were amongst the universities which represented Malaysia.
Meanwhile, North Sumatera University (USU), Thaksin University (TSU), Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Medan State University (UNIMED), Wailalak University (WU), Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya (RMUTSV) and Universitas Syiah Kuala (UNSYIAH) represented the universities from abroad.
The Rector of UiTM Perlis branch, Mr. Zailuddin Ariffin expressed his appreciation to the participants who came from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand for successfully fostering cooperation and understanding.
"My gratitude goes to all the committees and parties who were involved throughout the six-day programme. The support and commitment given prove that the spirit of unity exists amongst us regardless of our race and which country we come from.
"Thank you for being here and rendering the support in every event that was contested be it sports, culture and seminars and hopefully your presence here has been an exciting experience," said Mr. Zailuddin Ariffin who represented the Vice-Chancellor of UiTM at the Closing Ceremony of 20th IMT-GT Varsity Carnival.
He said all the memories created during the carnival make it valuable experiences for fellow participants to take home to their respective countries.
"I hope we will meet again at Wailalak University next year," he added.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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