Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh dan Salam Sejahtera,
Alhamdulillah, all praises to Allah SWT, because it is due to His blessings that we are able to develop the new PKKSSAAS website with the aim of making it as one of the channels for the dissemination of information on culture and the arts.
First of all, I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to all UPM staff who have always been keen to assist and support PKKSSAAS’s efforts in strengthening our human capital. I would also like to thank especially the PKKSSAAS staff who are deeply committed and dedicated to helping working towards the Centre’s excellence.
PKKSSAAS is currently the entity in charge of events and programmes, especially those organised by the university. Apart from the university, several external agencies, private colleges, and private companies have indicated interest in organising their programmes and formal events here. PKKSSAAS now functions as a centre for culture and the arts for the campus community and those directly involved in ACTIVITIES related to culture and the arts.
PKKSSAAS works hard to provide facilities and the space for UPM staff to involve themselves in cultural ACTIVITIES. The centre also holds cultural performances practice sessions every week in its effort to tap and nature hidden talents among UPM’s staff. In addition, staff can also attend classes to learn the art of traditional music such as gamelan, caklempong, kompang, or traditional dances, singing lessons, choir, and dikir barat. These classes are conducted by very experienced instructors.
Finally, I hope that all UPM staff will benefit from this website, and we welcome support, opinions, viewpoints, and criticism from everyone to ensure that we are able to provide the best service at the university.
“Budaya Dijunjung, Martabat Disanjung”
ABDULLAH ARSHAD DIRECTOR SULTAN SALAHUDDIN ABDUL AZIZ SHAH ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE, UPM