The Faculty of Law (FH) UGM celebrates the 74th Anniversary this year. There are various series of events have been held to enliven it. There was firstly held the Art Night on Friday night (2/14) at the Faculty of Law’s yard before reaching out to the main event on Monday (17/2).
The event started with a dance performance from Kagama Beksan with its ‘Kagama Dance’. Besides Kagama Beksan, several guests also attended and showed up to enliven the night, such as Didik Nini Thowok and Gama Band. Other performances were from the academicians of the Faculty of Law either lecturers or students.
Dean of the Faculty of Law UGM, Prof. Dr. Sigit Riyanto, S.H., LL.M., said that the performance was proof to show that the FH UGM academic community is not only having ability in academic but also in art.
In addition to various art performances, various achievements were also announced on that night. Those are various achievements carried out by FH UGM students for the past year, both regionally, nationally, and internationally. There is a total of 82 achievements were achieved by FH UGM this year, with distribution throughout 12 achievements at the international level, 65 at the national level, and 5 at the regional level.
Another series of agendas presented by FH UGM in the 74th Anniversary named Fun Bike and Fun Game which was held on Sunday (16/2) morning. Similar to the art night, besides of having art interest, this event shows that the students of the Faculty of Law UGM also have interest in sports.
Sigit said that the two series of events were an effort to strengthen the relationship. It aimed to strengthen the hospitality ties, not only between academicians but also to the alumni.
According to Sigit, all of these things intended to strengthen the enthusiasm that was brought in the implementation of the 74th Anniversary which is summarized in the Latin “Ci vis Pacem Para Iustitiam”. The words mean “whoever wants to bring peace then establish peace”.
Sigit said that it was this motivation that had been instilled in the academics of FH UGM. “Since they are students, we always need to instil the motivation within themselves. So, to wherever they go after graduating later, they will keep carrying the motivation with them. They will be committed to upholding justice wherever they take action later to bring peace in Indonesia,” he explained.
Last, Sigit hopes that at the age of 74, FH UGM can continue contributing to upholding justice in this country. He also hoped that the reputation of the Faculty of Law UGM could rise even higher, not only at the national level but also globally. “As the oldest law faculty in Indonesia, of course, we will continue to strive to be a role model for others,” he concluded.