Fun Walk and Great Harvest Mark UNAIR 62nd Dies Natalis Opening

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UNAIR Rector Prof. Moh Nasih with his spouse and other officials showing the fish harvested from UNAIR Lake, on Sunday, November 6. (Photo: Alifian Sukma)

UNAIR NEWS – Festivities of 62nd Dies Natalis events of Universitas Airlangga held on Sunday, November 11 was very lively.  It was started by a morning calisthenics opened by UNAIR Rector Prof. Moh Nasih, and then followed with fun walk around Campus C, it ran lively and as well.

In the events organized by Faculty of Vocational Studies UNAIR, there was also a special session of slicing a tumpeng by UNAIR Rector, to mark the official opening of 62nd Dies Natalis of Universitas Airlangga celebration. Then it was followed with breakfast session.

After breakfast, symbolically, UNAIR Rector and other officials took part in great harvest of UNAIR Lake. UNAIR Rector pulled the fish net the last, and he got the biggest pangasius fish predicted to weigh 5 kg. Other fish were carps and nile tilapias. But the big mother fish was freed again for the next rearing.

According to Drh. Prajogo, M.Si., a lecturer of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine (FPK), this 2016 harvest was less than last year’s. It was only three tons while last year was about six tons. The type of fish was the same, nile tipalias, red nile tilapias, pangasius fish, milk fish and carps.

Salah satu tim peserta lomba bakar ikan terlihat fokus dalam memberikan garnis pada hidangan ikan bakar yang akan disajikan. (Foto: Alifian Sukma)
One of the participants of fish roasting looked focus with task at hand for the fish to serve. (Photo: Alifian Sukma)  

The distribution of this year’s harvest was a little different as well. If last year, it was distributed to academicians and locals around campus, this year it was distributed to the visitors of Public Fair, especially for 70 non-culinary stands. Each stand got a sack of fish with ten packaged fish inside. Each package weighed about 2 kg. The fish was used as bonus for shopping in the stand.

Some fish was used for “Fish Roasting Contest” participated by each faculty and units of UNAIR. Each participant cooked and served the fish with side dishes. The judging was done on ground floor of Management Office Building.

Beside, a contest, great harvest, and Public Fair, there was a music performance as well in the front yard. There was also doorprize drawing of fun walk with various prizes like a fridge, a bike, TV, magic com, and other utensils. After the attraction finished at 11, some stands still opened for business until afternoon. (*)

Author: Bambang Bes

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