In order to celebrate 68th anniversary of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), UGM held long distance cycling between Pangandaran-Yogyakarta. The first stage of the event had finished on Friday (15/12) in Purwokerto. On the occasion, UGM Alumni Association of (Indonesian acronym: KAGAMA) Banyumas region welcomed the participants by holding a gathering.
“We are glad for welcoming our family from UGM who are participating in the long-distance cycling and passing our region. I hope this event will be able to strengthen our relationship,” said the Chairman of UGM Alumni Association for Banyumas, Bambang Widodo.
Bambang admired the cycling participants who had finished the first stage from Pangandaran to Purwokerto which reached more than 100 km. According to Bambang, they could become a good example for the young generation to also use bicycle as a healthy and environmentally friendly transportation.
“This is a form of contribution towards the community by providing an example of how to utilize a healthy and environmentally friendly transportation,” he added.
The coordinator of the event, Iswandi, said despite the difficult route, the participants kept their spirit during the journey. Iswandi also invited other members of alumni to join the next long distance cycling.
“We hope our friends from in Banyumas can join us,” said Iswandi.
The same statement was also delivered by Executive Secretary of UGM, Gugup Kismono. Gugup said he hopes the members of Association can maintain their solidarity by attending the events held by UGM, one of them is the long distance cycling to Yogyakarta.
“I hope the members of Association can maintain solidarity and we will wait in Yogyakarta for the return visit,” said Gugup.
Gugup also delivered his gratitude for the participants. Gugup invited them to join the series of events to celebrate the 68th birthday of UGM that will be enlivened by various interesting agendas until December 20, 2017.