As many as 23 students of Universitas Gadjah Mada followed the Nuclear Youth Summit (NYS) hosted by the Nuclear Youth Community (Kommun) and the National Nuclear Agency (BATAN) from 14-15 November 2015 in Bogor.
The aim of this event is to involve the youths as agent to advance and disseminate nuclear technology. It is attended by up to 105 delegates from various universities across Indonesia.
M. Rizki Oktavian, student of UGM’s Nuclear Engineering, said the NYS 2015 is expected to be the forum for the young people of Indonesia that care for the future of domestic nuclear technology.
"The spirit of ‘unity in community’ promoted in the Nuclear Youth Summit has made us want to toil together, rather than individually, for the future,” said Rizki Oktavian at Faculty of Engineering UGM on Thursday (19/11).
Head of BATAN, Djarot Sulistio Wisnubroto, said the young people is the one who often makes breakthroughs in many aspects. For instance, the Youth’s Oath in October 1928 which became one of the main pillars that unify Indonesia in the fights for Independence.
"Thus, I invite the young people to change their mindset so as to not getting trapped in the notion believed by some Indonesians that see things as black or white or good or bad, so is the case related to nuclear,” he said.
During the NYS 2015, Ganjar Putro Indratoro, also UGM student, was elected Chairman of the organisation for 2015-2016.