Maintaining a clean campus environment is a shared responsibility of all UGM academic community. A clean environment is certainly creating an atmosphere that is comfortable and conducive for learning. Therefore, Directorate of Assets UGM held communal activities as a form of voluntary work to keep the environment clean and comfortable for all academic community activities.
In collaboration with the Navy, the Directorate of Assets held a communal activity to clean an area popularly called as the ‘Valley’ by the academic community and surrounding area on Friday (10/6). This event was attended by 61 personnel of the Navy, 30 from the Directorate of Assets UGM, and 10 people from PK3 UGM. "We want to show that UGM is concerned with the cleanliness of the environment. However, this time we are not alone, we are assisted by Navy personnel," said Director of Assets, Prof. Ir. Henricus Priyosulistyo, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Priyo explained that the activities of voluntary work is a monthly agenda conducted by the Directorate of Assets. This activity is routinely performed to review the environment at UGM.
Meanwhile, the coordinator of voluntary work activities of the Navy, Major Sindu Winarso, added that the Navy is very supportive with the cooperation with UGM to maintain the cleanliness of the environment. The event is one of the first steps of cooperation of the Navy with the UGM. "We hope there will be other sustainable programs which involve UGM and the Navy," said Maj. Sindu.
Other programs which are open to be arranged between UGM and the Navy include sports events, planting and greening, as well as other positive activities.
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Assets, Prof. Dr. Ir. Budi Santoso Wignyosukarto, Dip.HE., said that this form of cooperation with the Navy is the first step in a series of MoU that will be signed by both parties. "Later, perhaps cooperation can be applied in other positive activities," Budi said.