In the vibes of celebrating the 72nd dies natalis, UGM and KAGAMA held Playon (running). Joining the event were UGM civitas, Gadjah Playon Community, KAGAMA Runners, and UGM Runners Community on Sunday (19/12), the day of UGM Dies Natalis. Playon is running held online and offline. Under the theme “Guarding a Healthy Indonesia, Strengthening UGM identity,” 200 participants joined the event while implementing health protocols. To avoid crowds, Playon, was then divided into three departure waves.
In his remark, the rector, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., IPU, ASEAN Eng., said that this was the first running competition held by UGM after two years of the pandemic. He also hoped the condition would continue to get better.
The route run around the campus with three water stations. Each of which was located in the PT Bank UGM yard, the gate of the valley parking lot next to the Faculty of Law, and finishes at the rectorate yard. Meanwhile, the online runners exceeded 1000 runners across Indonesia. They were divided into 5K, 10K, and 21K. The virtual running took place for five days from 15-19 December.
On the same occasion, KAGAMA also held Yoga under “Nusantara do yoga together with KAGAMA”. Attending the event were the Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Budi Karya Sumadi, and Director of Partnerships, Alumni and Global Initiatives, Dr. Puji Astuti, S.Si., M.Sc., Apt., UGM civitas, Yoga activists, and public.
The instructors were two well-known Yoga instructors in Indonesia, Ode Purnama and Ningrum Ambarsari. They guided the participant through the Zoom Meeting Room and broadcasted YouTube. Also, it was conducted offline at the UGM Hall.
“The interesting point of Yoga is it makes us physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy. That is why we need to exercise. Healthy means physically, mentally, and spiritually, and therefore Yoga is a good exercise to achieve them all.” said Dr. Puji Astuti commencing the event.
KAGAMA Yoga is one of the KAGAMA communities that is quite active. They routinely carry Yoga out every week. During the pandemic, KAGAMA Yoga held its activities virtually.
Dies Natalis UGM continuously opens rooms for KAGAMA to keep gathering and sharing. In the future, the synergy between UGM, KAGAMA, the government, partners, and the public will constantly be established to design programs beneficial to the nation and state.