Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS) held Halal Bihalal (Shawwal gathering) in KH Ahmad Dahlan Edutorium Building, UMS on Wednesday (11/05). The gathering was attended by Prof dr Em Sutrisna, MKes, that opened the gathering with a speech. The lecturers, educational personnel, staff, Muhammadiyah service (AUM) personnel, student organization, and freelancer also attended the event. All participants that followed the gathering applied strict health protocols.
The Vice-Rector IV UM Surakarta appreciated the offline gathering, especially in two years, Halal Bihalal was carried out online due to the pandemic. Afterward, Prof Sofyan Anif MSi, the Rector of UM Surakarta, apologized to all UM Surakarta staff. “I hope after Ramadan ends, we have prosperity in this auspicious month of Shawwal. Also, I hope we will work with high motivation, commitment, and optimal results,” he expected, as reported on the UMS site.
Prof Sofyan explained that Safari Ramadhan’s program strengthened relationships between faculties, bureaus, and institutions. He also prompted academic civitas to work better than before. “We commit to building a great global branding. We should be thankful that UMS has added two professors. Also, UMS has a dental hospital (RSGM) with the highest patient visits in Indonesia, and UM Surakarta will establish 15 more study programs, starting from bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees,” he said.