KAJANG, 6th November 2017 –”Pertandingan Memancing dan Karnival Jualan 2017″ was organized by Persatuan Pelajar Kelompok Cendikiawan in collaboration with Persatuan Pelajar Kelompok Amanah, Kelab Kilat UNITEN, College of Graduate Studies (COGS), PKPI TNB Kawasan Bangi and PELITAWANIS TNB on the 4th November 2017 (Saturday) from 7:00am to 1:15pm, catered to expose students and non-students alike to a delightful experience fishing during the weekend. A total amount of 300 participants competed in the fishing competition being held at Tasik UNITEN.
The competition started off with the blast of an air horn by Tuan Haji Ruzli, where participants were required to begin fishing in order to win exclusive prizes. Prizes were given to the owners of the top 30 heaviest fish caught throughout the day. Alongside the fishing competition, vendors also opened up stalls to sell products to participants as well as passers-by. The competition ended with a prize giving ceremony by Dato’ Prof Ir Dr Kamal Nasharuddin bin Mustapha.
The heaviest fish, a catfish weighing 6.26kg, managed to win first place, caught by Mr. Farizal whereas Mr. Raditya claimed both the second and third places with his rohu and marble sleeper, weighing at 4.51kg and 2.47kg respectively.
Mr. Siew Yew Choe, the only contestant who conquered three places in top 30 said that this was the first time he entered UNITEN grounds as he is neither a student nor a member of staff. This was also his first time entering a fishing competition. However, despite the odds, he managed to swipe the 7th, 12th and 30th places with two tilapia fish weighing 0.35kg and 0.26kg each and one marble sleeper weighing 0.52kg.
Mr. Mohammad Haniff bin Mohammed Arif, the director of this program was happy with the positive feedback from the program. “This program was originally an initiative to increase funding for Persatuan Pelajar Kelompok Amanah as well as indirectly allow students to fill their weekend with some rewarding activities. These kinds of activities will not be the last from us,” he commented, promising more events in the future.
Pathineshwra a/l Vesvanathan, a member of Persatuan Pelajar Kelompok Amanah also commented, “This program was quite different from other programs as I gained a new experience after I saw a 6kg catfish for the first time. Besides that, the crowd was unbelievable with parents and children running around and it was a great weekend to spend with family. I am looking forward to many other fun and exciting activities to be spent during the weekend.”
Written by: Nur Ashikin Binti Barkath Khan
Photo Source: Mr. Rajesh, Mr. Hanif and Mr. Lim Kok Cheng