More than 800 visitors attended the Putra Bakti@AnimEx animal exhibition 3.0 programme at Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus (UPMKB) on last Sunday, 1st March 2020.
The programme was organised by students from Groups 4 and 5 for the QKK2101 Bakti Siswa (a credited curriculum course) of the Academic Session 2019/2020-2 and was aimed at raising awareness about exotic pets, reptiles and pet care.
Program facilitator Roslan Ismail said the two-day programme gave students many benefits including teamwork skills and communication skills.
"The programme will also produce students who are not only active academically, but also active in co-curricular activities and thereby increases their marketability and competitiveness," he said here yesterday.
He said the public’s awareness about exotic animals and pet care was still lacking, especially among teenagers. This in spite of the fact that many people keep dogs and cats (some adopted) as pets.
“Pets invoke a sense of responsibility and empathy in people because animals need care and attention at all times,” he added.
Therefore, it is important to cultivate an acute sense of awareness and responsibility in ensuring the proper care of these pet animals as they depend on humans for the proper nutrition and wellbeing.
Students can also learn about the importance of team spirit in achieving success, thinking creatively and innovatively, increasing their love for animals and solving problems under challenging circumstances.
In addition, students also learned many soft skills as well as useful information during the programme. The programme was supervised by Mr. Roslan and Dr. Maru Ali.
Date of Input: 04/03/2020 | Updated: 12/03/2020 | lanz
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