Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya (FTUB) held a halal bi halal in commemorating the Eid al-Fitr 1441 H online on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Followed by hundreds of participants from lecturers, students, academic staff, alumni, to retirees, this virtual event was held through Zoom media and broadcast live through the YouTube Channel 123 Teknik.

Raising the theme “Uniting Friendship and Harmony in the New Normal Era” the event was carried out simply but remained warm despite the distance.

“This year there is no opor and ketupat that accompanies our gathering, of course, we miss it a lot, but technology can bring us closer, I see that there are those from England and America also joining in,” said the Dean of FTUB, Prof. Dr. Ir. Pitojo Tri Juwono MT IPU in his speech.

He also said that currently, FTUB is facing challenges in welcoming new normal. In this pandemic era, the challenge getting harder. All academics are required to work well, maintain campus ranking, and maintain performance contracts.

Of course, he added, all elements in the Faculty of Engineering must be able to ensure that they can provide academic services well and maintain safety for all academicians and business partners.

“We must be able to ensure together that all activities on campus must comply with the health protocol for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Let’s take care of our health together so that we can work well and optimally,” said this Water Resources Expert.

This is also agreed by the Head of the FTUB Senate, Ir Achmad Wicaksono MEng PhD on the same occasion.

The Civil Engineering lecturer, known as Pak Soni, congratulated FT’s success on becoming the biggest contributor to the 2019 Rector performance contract, both to the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Finance.

“In the future FTUB challenges will become more difficult. Together we must encourage the achievement of the Faculty of Engineering’s vision to become a leading institution in Asia,” he said.

Also greet the audience that day included the Deputy Dean of FTUB, representatives of FTUB elders by Dr. Ir Suhardjono MPd Dipl HE, Representative Professor of FTUB by Prof. Ir Antariksa MEng PhD, Full-time Representatives by Dr Ir Abdul Azis Hoesein DiplHE MEngSc., and Student representatives by Fikri Maulana.

The greeting was also presented by the Heads of Departments, Head of Administration (KTU) along with the Head of Subdivision (Kasubbag), and also representatives of administrative staff (Tendik). The video greetings were taken before the event. Of course, during the process, all the committee involved always pay attention to the prevention protocol for the spread of COVID-19.

“Previously we informed Tallent who was involved to prepare themselves and the room on the day of the video shoot, we also prepared a special place for the KTU, Kasubbag, and Tendik videos,” said one of the committee members, Mirzah Ardiansyah, A.Md.

New normal will come soon, let’s interpret it as New Me. A new person, who is close to God, a person who is responsible, and a person who cares about others.

Together We Do The Best !! 1..2..3 … Teknik!! FTUB, Keep Moving Forward!!