Welcoming Ramadhan 1438 Hijriyah, Public Relations and Protocol Division of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) held an Iftar Gathering with Gadjah Mada Journalist Forum (Fortakgama) at Gadjah Mada University Club on Monday (5/6). The event was attended by journalists from various media. UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng. and other members of unversity leadership also attended the event.
During his opening speech, UGM Rector said journalists have an essential role in spreading information. According to Panut, one of their essential roles is spreading information regarding research, education, and community services from various universities in Yogyakarta, including UGM.
“Without news report from journalists, various findings and educational activities as well as research conducted by UGM will not be recognized by the society,” said Panut.
In the Iftar Gathering, there was a question and answer session between the journalists and the Rector. One of the questions asked by the journalist is regarding concrete efforts done by UGM in implementing the value of state ideology of Pancasila in the students’ daily life. Prof. Panut said it is essential to find the right ways to implement Pancasila in education, courses, and Tri Darma motto of the university.
“Pancasila has to be implemented in our daily life, not only verbally said, but contextually implemented in the social life,” he added.
Panut further said UGM is in the middle of arranging a formulation to include Pancasila into education in the university both through verbal and concrete education, thus Pancasila can be well understood by the students and can be implemented it in their daily life.
“Currently, there is no standard methodology in the course, but we always try to require the lecturers to deliver an appeal or material related to Pancasila for at least 5-10 minutes during their class,” said UGM Rector.