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UM Graduates Celebrate Their Convocation With Indian Percussion

Congratulations to all graduates!
Convocation is meant to be a celebration in a graduate’s life, It also should be a memorable moment to look back on. 

Lately,  we’ve been witnessing a captivating trend among graduates, transforming their special day into something truly unique.

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Instead of traditional bouquets, some are receiving extraordinary gifts—like the girl who received personalised cut-outs of their favourite K-POP idols.

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Here we have a family/friends of graduates who’ve added a rhythmic flair to their celebratory moment.

UM Graduates Celebrate Graduation With Indian Percussions

In a TikTok video shared by user @notfaerr, also known as Afifa, showed a special moment unfolded as family or guests celebrated graduates from Universiti Malaya (UM) with the vibrant beats of Indian percussion. 

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Indian percussion band playing at convocation ceremony at um
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In the video, the resonant, rhythmic beat of the Indian percussion instrument, ‘Urumi Melam,’ reverberated, mirroring the joy of the celebration.

The group of people surrounding the graduates were lifting and hoisting him into the air while cheering enthusiastically. 

Group of family/friends lifting graduate up in the air
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They celebrated their hearts out by clapping to the beat and dancing in a circle. Onlookers surrounded the scene, watching with evident glee and some even recorded a video of it.

Speaking to Weirdkaya, the OP, Afifa, said that at her initial reaction to hearing the drums was her curiosity piquing as to who’s coming and what’s it about as she thought there was a special guest being welcomed.

Group of family/friends lifting graduate up in the air
Screenshot Tiktok/@notfaerr

Only to find out that the vibrant beats are for the graduates. She also expressed that she had to retain her happy tears, as it made her little heart sore to see successes celebrated this way. 

If I could, I would’ve joined them to dance.

She wishes that these types of celebration are not seen as peculiar or in a negative light, rather let people enjoy and celebrate their successes. 

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Mixed Reactions from Netizens

The video went viral on Tiktok and has awakened some mixed reactions among netizens. Some were amused and wanted to follow suit for their close one’s special day. 

‘Okay who’s going to graduate, I want to bring my ‘kompang’ (malay percussion) gang’

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‘I want to cry because we study so hard and in the end so many are appreciating our success’

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‘Listening to this percussion will automatically makes you want to dance even if we are not good at it’

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Some on the other hand, deemed it unprofessional and thought the celebration would be more appropriate if done privately. 

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‘Just leave them be. They are celebrating their special day and it’s not an everyday thing’

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To all of you graduates, congratulations!

You can watch the video here:

@notfaerr

Replying to @upupuptothesky i tahan nangis all the way masa record 😭❤️ #fyp #konvokesyenum63 #celebration

♬ original sound – itsshefa – itsshefa

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