Ganjar Pranowo, as the Governor of Central Java and at once also as Chairperson of the Universitas Gadjah Mada Alumni (Kagama), won an award from the UGM Campus as a remarkable person in the field of community service for the development of MSMEs. UGM Chancellor Panut Mulyono gave the online awarding to 59 other award recipients last night for remarkable human beings in the framework of the 71st UGM Anniversary on Wednesday (4/11) night.
Ganjar Pranowo appraised that this award encouraged him to make more big contributions to the community. He thought that what he has given so far is still insufficient compared to what other UGM alumni have given in their own roles.
"It feels like my (award) is too much. Is this a new form of responsibility? Cause I think this is a heavy task that sometimes defines insignificant and underachieving I am because of some problems I haven't resolved," said Ganjar.
According to him, this award is a whip for him to retain the UGM campus's role, which often contributes to society through the student recruitment program as in the UGM SCS-CEL. In fact, during the current pandemic, UGM alumni attempt to indirectly or directly work hand in hand in helping communities affected by Covid-19. "The alumni share and donate to make the cantel movement, such as giving a little food for the neighbors. This action is considered a great start. Moreover, there are also from the arts community, hobbies of cooking, and caring for plants and animal lovers to give are indeed also great. Thank you to all outstanding people and so much more. I learn from their actions," said Ganjar.
UGM Chancellor, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., congratulated the alumni and academics who got these year's awards in his remarks. "Whether it is or offline, still, we would like to congratulate you on the achievements you have accomplished and the contributions made to UGM, the nation, and the country," he said.
According to the Chancellor, the pandemic conditions that struck Indonesia and almost all countries worldwide have indeed harmed economic life and health. Nevertheless, this pandemic has encouraged academics and scientists to think creatively and innovatively to contribute to society, the nation, and the country to stop the Covid-19 transmission. "Furthermore, the pandemic also strengthens our sense of unity and integrity, as well as our creative and innovative power. Hopefully, after everything gets better, things will rise again, and the economy can start, and we can do even better," he said.
In this year's awardee occasion, there were 59 award recipients divided into seven categories. They are the recipients of the award for the Alumnus with Achievement category; Publication Field Award; Research Field Award; UGM Lecturer Outstanding Level; Community Service Award; UGM Level Outstanding Educational Staff; Student Achievement, Knowledge Dissemination Innovation.
Author: Gusti Grehenson
Translator: Natasa A