Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) mourned the loss of one of its best lecturers, Prof. Dr. Djoko Soekiman who passed away on Friday (7/7) at Panti Rapih Hospital at the age of 88. He was a Professor at Faculty of Cultural Sciences UGM. As the last respect and appreciation for his services, UGM held the last tribute ceremony for the deceased at UGM main office hall on Saturday (8/7). It was attended by the leaders of the university, colleagues, and the family of the deceased.
On behalf of the family, Prof. Djoko Suryo asked for forgiveness towards the colleagues and all people who attended the ceremony if during the life of the deceased, he ever made mistakes both intentionally and unintentionally. Moreover, Prof. Djoko Suryo also prayed, thus all the good things done by the deceased can be received by God and all of his sins can be forgiven.
Meanwhile, UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng. who attended the ceremony on behalf of UGM academic community delivered the deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. UGM Rector said, during his life, the deceased was known as a person who had a high commitment towards UGM and Indonesia. UGM Rector further said the love of the deceased on science particularly history, had made him as one of the famous historians in Indonesia.
“The Professor had published many scientific papers until the end of his life. It becomes a proof of how great his commitment to the education,” said UGM Rector.
Prof. Dr. Djoko Soekiman had a big contribution to UGM. He was one of the initiators of the establishment of Archeology Department at UGM in 1962. Moreover, he also served as the Dean of Faculty of Literature and Culture UGM for three periods from 1971 until 1979. Not only serving in the university, he was also active outside UGM. He once served as the Head of Sonobudoyo Museum in Yogyakarta.
“Those provedthat he was not only a reliable educator but also a respected leader,” said UGM Rector.