UGM held Pancasila Commemoration Ceremony on Monday (1/6) morning. The ceremony held in the north yard of the UGM Hall. However, there were only the direct presences from the ceremonial officer, some representatives of the UGM academic community, as well as the technical team. The ceremony's constructor and ceremony participants attended online through the Google Meet platform and broadcast on UGM's Youtube channel.
UGM Chancellor, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng. D. Eng., IPU, ASEAN Eng., conveyed in his mandate as a ceremonial organizer, in the condition of the Covid-19 pandemic. The values of Pancasila were still apparent in the daily lives of Indonesian people, even getting more muscular. They help each other, inaugurate cooperation without being ordered, regardless of religion, race, or origin.
"We read in various media; religious leaders simultaneously educate the public to worship at home. Besides, humanity is shown in the huge number of people who involve themselves as volunteers. As of the end of April, from data compiled from the Covid-19 Handling Acceleration Task Force, there were more than 27,000 volunteers. This number does not include volunteers engaged in private or community. Donations also continue to be community-based in cooperation from various platforms to reach billions of rupiah," he said.
From this, Panut concluded that the Pancasila values practiced by the community constituted high social capital. If this social capital continues to be maintained in New Normal times until it returns to normal later, recovery will be faster. It can even catch up with other neighboring countries.
"The experience during the pandemic experienced by this nation is undoubted, if the values of Pancasila, such as cooperation, can continue to be practiced in solving the problems of other nations, then Indonesia will become superior in the international level. Therefore, it is precisely the theme raised on the Pancasila Anniversary this year, entitled 'Pancasila in Action through Mutual Cooperation,'" he said.
Finally, Panut stated that Pancasila for UGM does not only as color organizational dynamics but rather as a philosophical foundation in the development of regulatory policies, programs, practices, and processes. UGM has this Pancasila as the most recognized behavior among lecturers, students, students, and alumni.
"The name of UGM is not influential because of its famous, or not because of their students are superior, or their alumni who scattered everywhere, or it has a huge campus place. However, UGM is great because of the strong sense of devotion of the country, nation, and Indonesian. Hence, let's continue to implement Pancasila in our nation and state life," he concluded.
Translator: Natasa A