Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) held a Syawalan Gathering of Eid al-Fitr 1444 H for UMY Big Family, Saturday (29/04). The activity was held in the KH Ahmad Dahlan UMY Mosque Hall. The gathering aimed to increase gratitude to Allah right at the momentum of the month of Shawwal. “By being grateful for all blessings that Allah has given, Allah will add more His infinite blessings,” said the Head of the UMY Daily Advisory Board (BPH), Dr. Agung Danarto, M.Ag.
Agung also appealed to the entire UMY academic community to always be grateful in any situation, because one of the keys to happiness living in the world is to be grateful for whatever Allah has given. “I hope it can lead us to be more successful people in this world and of course in the afterlife,” he hoped. Align with Agung, Ust Drs. Syaibani M.Pd as the speaker also mentioned that the happiest people in the world are people who are willingly grateful.
On this occasion, the UMY Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto M.P., IPM, also expressed his gratitude to the entire academic community. He is grateful for the commitment and sincerity in improving the quality of UMY. “UMY, at the age of 42, has received many prideful achievements,” explained Gunawan.
Lastly, UMY Rector gave an award for UMY empowerment partners to Mr. H Kartono and his family . Then, there was an announcement of lecturers and staff who received the opportunity to perform Hajj. Also, the submission of candidates for Umrah awards which are also available to lecturers, staff, families of UMY retirees, as well as employees and activists of the Muhammadiyah Branch Board in Tamantirto Utara with BMT UMY sponsorship.