Jakarta – Directorate of Partnership, Alumni, and Global Initiative of Universitas Gadjah Mada through Sub-directorate of Alumni Relation greeted Jakarta in an event called “Gathering Sahabat UGM” on Sunday (17/03). This event held at Tennis Indoor, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Senayan, Jakarta and it was attended by thousands of UGM’s partners, alumni, UGM’s academic community, and public society.
The enthusiasm of Sahabat UGM had already seen since morning. This event also became a reunion with old fellow. UGM alumni who lived in Jakarta and outside Jakarta were also attended the show. One of the interesting things from this event was eating seafood culinary together.
Head Committee of this event, Dr. Paripurna., M.Hum., L.LM. conveyed that this event’s purpose is to build connectivity with Sahabat UGM, to aid students who financially limited, and demands to UGM to increase its achievement. “We would like to thank Head of Majelis Wali Amanat UGM, Rector of UGM, Deans of UGM, and sponsorship partners for this successful event” said Dr. Paripurna.
During this opportunity, Rector of UGM also launched Sahabat UGM platform. This is connection and communication platform for teachers and lecturers, academic staff, alumni, society, and corporation who concerns in the importance of education for the next generation. Rector of UGM said that Sahabat UGM platform was designed to response public enthusiasm which has high desire to contribute for UGM. By becoming Sahabat UGM, it means we also take part in actualizing UGM’s noble aim, to create excellent human resources as Indonesia’s ‘backbone’ in the future and also to influence good deeds for the next generation. He also thanked and appreciated the donor/sponsor that have been very supportive and facilitate “Gathering Sahabat UGM”
Head of Majelis Wali Amanat UGM, Prof. Pratikno expected the number of Sahabat UGM will keep increasing. UGM as a course that creates future leaders, entrepreneurs aspiration, and new unicorn company. We hope that Sahabat UGM could be as successful as UGM.
Mr. Budi Karya Sumadi, as one of the member of PP KAGAMA said that we have to be close to our Sahabat UGM. “Our solidarity is getting amazing, this is one of the number one’s input for UGM in Indonesia. We have to keep balance between mind and energy for Indonesia day by day”. KAGAMA already made a homebase for consultation for our junior. We keep being busy about how we are going to make UGM a great place, UGM surely has created great things but it is still need to be well-managed.
This event was enlivened by Elek Yo Band who entertained the audience with their unique performance. During their show, there was an auction held. There were two guitars signed by all of the artist performer. Those guitars were successfully auctioned and sold for Rp350.000.000 and Rp250.000.000. The auction result will be funded for Sahabat UGM Donation. There were also many performance from Dagelan Marwoto, Padi Reborn Band, and Glenn Fredly.
[UGM Alumni Relation;Irzha/Winona/Ari;Photo:Wildan]