Tuesday (28/10), tens of university students all around Indonesia had gathered at UGM Circle to declare â€œSumpah Mahasiswa Indonesiaâ€ (Indonesian Students Pledge) in relation with the momentum of 80 years of Indonesian Youth Pledge.
â€œWe, the sons and daughters of Indonesia, pledge to continue fighting and do everything in our power to create Indonesia that is independent and prosperous, as our service to this nation,â€ read Budiyanto, the UGM Students President, followed by the rest of the students covered in BEM-SI (Student Executive Council of Indonesia).
The declaration was the peak of the Indonesian Students Conference (KMI) held from 23rd to 28th October at Bulak Sumur UGM by BEM KM UGM. Various issues were discussed in this event and eventually the solution ideas were manifested in the form of Indonesian Students Pledge.
The declaration was started with the Indonesian National Anthem song and filled with studentsâ€™ oration from various universities. When the declaration was read, all students held their hands together and pointed their fists into the air as the form of their union to continue their effort, to contribute and to actively play role in this nation movement to establish the sovereignty and the welfare of Indonesia.
(Public Relations of UGM/Gusti Grehenson)