Wednesday, October 10, 2012

9th IPRC 2012

Below is the speech read by Dr Wahabuddin Ra'es who represented the Dean of KIRKHS in the opening ceremony of 9th IPRC.

I am pleased to be part of the colloquium this year. It has been an annual event between the Department of Psychology and the Behavioral Science Research Institute. The colloquium can be regarded as a tradition, judging by the consistency of its occurrence. In fact, being consistent in doing good deeds is a noble characteristic to have. In Islam, the concept of Istiqamah, where a person consistently performs a good deed, even a small one, is highly recommended. This is one of the manifestations of leading a balanced life. We strive to do good, perhaps small efforts here and there, but maintain the energy for doing so. That is better than going all out to do a big thing, and getting totally exhausted at the end that we cannot find more energy to do it again.

Ladies and gentlemen,

The University, and the Kulliyyah in particular, strongly support academic activities such as this colloquium. We are keen on developing mutually beneficial relationship with other institutions around the world. This is evident in the Memorandum of Understanding that had been signed between IIUM and other Universities. With the diverse participation in this colloquium, the oportunity should be taken to discuss future collaborations. On top of learning and sharing of research works, as listed in the schedule of presentation, we can also try to identify mutual areas of interest that can be the basis for working together. As an international university, IIUM aims to be a global player for education, and community enrichment.

The colloquium is built on small efforts throughout the year. It has come to a point where the efforts lead to the gathering of scholars, young scholars, and budding scholars at this IIUM Campus. It is with great pleasure that I welcome all delegates to the Colloquium. The Kulliyyah, and the University is proud to be host to guests from different parts of the world. You have come to the University at the same time we’re having a convocation. There are many activities going on around campus to celebrate the success of students who have completed their study here. I encourage you to take part in the celebration, and share the joy and happiness that are available in abundance in our campus.

For the organisers, today is the culmination of your hard work to ensuring this colloquium a success. I congratulate and thank you on your efforts. I hope the involvement in the colloquium has, and will be, rewarding for you. The postgraduate students, especially, would have learned soft skills that may not necessarily be learned in the class room. The colloquium had offered you additional learning opportunities. I hope other postgraduate students from the Department will be involved in future colloquium.

I would also like to thank the organiser for inviting me to be part of this opening ceremony. May all of you get the benefits that you expect from the colloqium. It is a pleasure for me to now complete the task given to me, which is to officiate the opening of the colloquium. By the name of Allah SWT, I officially open the 9th International Postgraduate Research Colloquium 2012.
Thank you very much.
Wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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