UNS — Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta faculty members and student associations were nominated in Abdidaya 2021, an award for the activists in of the Holistic Rural Development and Empowerment Program (PHP2D), Rural Development and Empowerment (P3D), and Rural Entrepreneurship Program (Wira Desa). The award was held by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemdikbudristek).
The Student Executive Board (BEM) of the Faculty of Agriculture (FP) was included in the top 40 of best student associations in PHP2D. UNS was also nominated as the top 40 of best support campus in the PHP2D program from BEM FP and Association of Agricultural Extension and Communication (HM Pelita). BEM FP UNS was also nominated as the top 40 best partner institution for their collaboration with the Tourism, Youth, and Sports Office of Karanganyar District and for the collaboration between HM Pelita and Kragan Village Government.
Two supervisors for PHP2D UNS were also nominated in the top 40: Mei Tri Sundari, M.Si., supervisor for BEM FP programs, and Dr. Setyaningrum Ariviani, supervisor for International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) FP. Lastly, HM Pelita UNS was nominated in the best student associations in the P3D program.
These nominees will go through a series of the selection process before the announcement in the night award ceremony on 6 December 2021. A team leader of the PHP2D program from BEM FP, Ahmad Musthofa Anshori, stated that he is delighted and grateful to pass to the final round of PHP2D.
“Alhamdulillah, happy and did not expect. Our team is preparing the required documents to be uploaded for assessment. Hopefully, we got the best result and could bring home a medal and make UNS almamater proud,” Ahmad Musthofa said on Monday (29/11/2021).
The team leader of PHP2D HM Pelita UNS, Novianto Yoga Wibisono, also said that he is proud and thankful because his team’s hard works were paid off. He also said that his team would hold a coordination with the village and supervisor to ensure that the Abdidaya program could run smoothly.
The Vice-Rector for Academic and Student Affairs UNS, Prof. Ahmad Yunus, also expressed support from the university.
“Congratulation to all students and supervisors who are nominated. Please revise according to the suggestions from the reviewers during the monitoring. If you have more presentations, improve the presenter to deliver a better presentation,” Prof. Yunus stated. Humas UNS
Reporter: Bayu Aji Prasetya
Editor: Dwi Hastuti