A Hari Raya Aidilfitri Open House was held on Friday 14th July 2017 by the Faculty of Dentistry (FOD) to celebrate Eid Mubarak with all the faculty members and students as well as invited members from SEGi University. It was intended to foster good relationships through the traditional ‘open house’ gathering and to entertain all with a banquet of Malay Hari Raya foods.
Preparations had taken place months ahead – each batch of students was tasked to prepare food, and Muslim staffs of FOD also prepared Hari Raya dishes. Monetary contributions came from the FOD Muslim staff and SDS.
On the actual day, faculty staffs, students and lecturers helped in making all arrangements. The hall was enlivened with traditional Hari Raya songs and Raya decorations. There was much to eat with nasi tomato, ayam masak merah, satay, roti jala, chicken curry, spaghetti carbonara, fried meehoon, nasi lemak, assorted kuih and so forth. Some of the foods such as ketupat, rendang, lemang, raya cookies and lodeh are traditionally served only during this festive month.
The event was emceed by Mohamad Syazwan (Year 3). It was officiated by Dean of FOD, Datuk Dr Khairiyah Abdul Muttalib. Muhammad Sanim (Year 3) the Organizing Chairperson then recited a simple prayer before we began the fiesta. FOD also invited Founding Dean of FOD, Datuk Dr Fawzia Dato’ Abdullah and her family and many guests from other faculties, SEGi management, maintenance staff, etc joined in the celebrations.
The event was a success and ended around 6 pm. It was a tiring event but well worth the efforts at building bridges across other departments in SEGi University.