The series of activities to commemorate The 59th Anniversary of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS) were held. At this time, it was continued with an event that was awaited by the UMS academic community, the event was a healthy walk. This event started from the starting point at Faculty of Psychology UMS’ field and ended at the entrance gate of Main Building Siti Walidah UMS, on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
The route that passed was quite long. It started from Faculty of Psychology UMS’ field towards Menco Street, then it continued towards Assalam Hypermart. At Assalam Hypermart, participants were able to exchange lottery tickets with shopping coupons for 40 thousand rupiahs. After that the participants continued the route to the south gate of Main Building Siti Walidah UMS, and there was already provided consumption to accompany them in rest session.
On this occasion, Prof. Dr. dr. EM Sutrisna, M.Kes, as the head of the committee for Healthy Walk Event, revealed that there were various series of activities to commemorate The 59th Anniversary of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS). Several other activities were health education, mass medical treatment, various sports competitions, healthy walk and Folk Party for Wayang Kulit Show.
“The 59th Anniversary of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS) has several activities, including health education, mass medical treatment, several sports competitions and healthy walk. Then on December 9, insya Allah, we will also hold Folk Party for Wayang Kulit Show and collaborate with a theatre to show the history of the establishment of UMS”, he said.
He also re revealed that besides those activities, there will be held Inauguration Ceremony for UMS New Mosque. “And maybe the highlight of UMS Anniversary is the inauguration of new UMS Mosque. That new mosque is Sudalmiyah Rais Mosque”, he said.
The participants of this Healthy Walk Event were quite a lot. There werw about more than 7000 participants. This was also expressed by The Rector of UMS, Dr. Sofyan Anif, M.Si that there were more than 7000 participants who followed this Healthy Walk Event. UMS also had provided 8000 shirts to be given for the academic community and their families, students and guests, but this number was still lacking.
“According to the note that given to me, the participants of this healthy walk are more than 7000. We didn’t only provide 7000 shirts but also up to 8000 shirts, because each family member who comes is not only one or two, but also bring other family members”, he said in a welcoming speech of this healthy walk event.
Furthermore, in this healthy walk event, there were also music entertainment that performed by My Band UMS. Then there were about 59 booths that also enlivened this event. Many door prizes were also distributed included consolation prizes, 28 units of bicycles, 2 units of refrigerators nd 2 units of Honda motorbikes.
At the end of his speech, The Rector of UMS also expressed his gratitude to all the participants who participated in enlivening this event. “I would like to thank the whole community, especially to The Manager of Muhammadiyah Branch and Subdistrict, and the academic community who participated in Healthy Walk Event”, he concluded.