First of all, I would like to congratulate the Information
Committee for the creation of this lovely homepage. This committee
worked hard and their efforts paid off since MASA now being promoted
across the global network, and as such, has become a more valuable
student organization. This is the official homepage that has been
developed since almost twenty years, when MASA was launched.
I also would like to thank all MASA members for their cooperation
and their innovative thoughts regarding all MASA activities. They
were unrelenting while at the same time showed their expertise and
knowledge, which I have no doubt they learned from being students.
This year is different from other past years. Many of the activities
which have been thought of are new and all of these endeavors have
been very successful. I strongly recommend that everybody join in as
a collective whole to continue placing great effort, reforming,
illustrating their expertise and knowledge, and cooperating in an
effort to have MASA reach its fullest potential. Let us feel that
these achievements are just the beginning of our great pursuits
before we enter into more global fields.
In the new millennium that we will face shortly, I would like to
take this moment to say all the best to everyone in facing a new
great challenge. We have to look forward morally and mentally. The
global scenario and our country's scenario should make us aware that
we really do need to reform. We cannot be excluded from such
participation because, as our slogan states, "Obligation has to be
buried and not to be unburied." To quote another very meaningful
phrase, this time from the great American president, John F. Kennedy,
"Do not ask what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do
for your country." This means we cannot avoid or be ignorant of what
is happening in society. As intellectual beings, we have a strong
responsibility to our country and its citizens.
This awareness is important and should become our vision as educated
people and as humans. Ultimately, I hope each of you will be more
aggressive in challenging the new millennium.
Thank You and Wassalam!
President of MASA 1999/2000