Written by: Nudiya Idswa Binti Nor Jasni
Art is one form of language that every individual can communicate across racial, cultural, social, educational, and economic barriers to enhance cultural appreciation and awareness. Arts Art should be appreciated by everyone as it does not only showcase the beauty, but it is also an expression of creativity.
Thus, on 23rd February 2019, the Arts and Performance Club had organized their 2nd Intervarsity Festival of Arts (ARTFEST). The event, with the objective to increase participation in art activities and develop students’ communication and leadership skills had managed to organize the event with three different categories; Bollywood dancing, English Singing and Nasyeed Competition had received multiple participations from various universities around the country such as UiTM Dengkil, Politeknik Ungku Omar, Kolej Poly-Tech Mara and other UniKL campuses such as UniKL MIMET, BMI, MFI, MESTECH, MIIT and UBIS. Dancing and Nasyeed competition started at 10.30 am and ended at 12.30 pm at Multi-Purpose Hall and Blue Lecture Theatre respectively, while English Singing competition took over the evening session of the day.
The event was officiated by the Deputy Director of Student Development and Campus Lifestyle (SDCL), Prof. Noorzaid Muhamad. The participants and audience were also entertained by a theatrical performance from the APC theatre team, Ceritera Kayangan entitled Wilayah Sesal. UniKL RCMP representatives were placed second in Nasyeed and Bollywood dancing category. The winner for English Singing category was Melissa from UiTM Dengkil, while for Nasyeed and Bollywood Dancing, Politeknik Ungku Omar and Kolej Politeknik Mara Seri Iskandar were the respective champions.
Overall, it could be said that the event had managed to provide the students with a platform to showcase their talents in singing various genres of songs and express their creativity in dancing. Hopefully, more activities should be organized to provide more exposure to elements of arts could be instilled in the students’ lives.