Yogyakarta- December 19th, 2010 is the 61st Anniversary of UGM. The students do not want to miss celebrating the anniversary. Such what was done by UGM Student Association. From December 5th – 8th, 2010 they held a series of events entitled Festival of 100% Indonesia at Koesnadi Hardjasoemantri Cultural Center.
President of UGM Student Association, Aza El Munadiyan, said that the events included discussion with resource persons competent in law and education, craft and SME’s exhibition, social and health program, and photography and painting expo. “As student association that became an intellectual movement, we certainly can not be separated from science and knowledge activities in every event, so we held the Festival of 100% Indonesia,” Aza explained on Wednesday (8/12).
He said that in several discussion topics yesterday, they invited a member of Task Force Law Mafia Eradication, Deny Indrayana, Director of UGM Center for Anti Corruption Studies, Zainal Arifin Mochtar, Head of Education Council, Prof. Wuryadi, and education observer, Eko Prasetyo.
Meanwhile, social action is done to give medical treatment to the community around UGM. There was also a day learning with Indonesian children and open treatment for middle- lower community at villages around UGM campus. “These are certainly relevant with UGM vision as a democratic campus,” he said.
Chairman of 100% Indonesia, Ivan Nashara, added that the festival consists of SME’s exhibition, culinary expo, book expo, and democratic gallery. The SME’s expo was followed by several SMEs in Yogyakarta such as wayang, batik and others traditional crafts. “It is also completed by culinary and SMEs festival, particularly several posters of National SME winners,” Ivan said.
For the last day, several paintings from Yogyakarta Painters Community was also displayed. The profit from the painting sale will be donated to refugees from Merapi. In the evening, People’s Symphoni of Merapi was held to close the event, performing Merapi IDPs.