“I am truly grateful for having participated in the selection of UPI’s Most Outstanding Student 2019, as I had the opportunity to meet my fellow finalists who bear incredible potentials. To me, every one of them is a champion,” said Muhammad Rafi Anggara. This is evident in the discussions during the quarantine period; a scientific, motivational and spiritual atmosphere was always felt.
Such were the words of a student of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology and Vocation of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Muhamad Rafi Anggara. He shared his experience of joining the Selection for Most Outstanding Student of UPI 2019 in the Lobby of the Faculty of Technology and Vocation in Jalan Dr. Setiabudhi No. 299 Bandung, Thursday (21/3/2019).
He told HUMAS UPI, “Being crowned the most accomplished student in the university is unexpected for me. I’d like to say my thanks to everyone who has helped me, especially the Vice Dean of Students of the Faculty of Technology and Vocation, Dr. Ana, M.Pd., for her persevering and generous support. I’d also like to thank my lecturers in the department as well as the faculty who have guided me. I have received much knowledge and insight during the preparation for the selection for Most Outstanding Student. No words can express how I feel more than Jazakumullahu khairan katsiran. May Allah bless your loving kindness.”
My biggest motivation comes from both of my parents, he said. My desire to give back to them and make them proud kept me going. Alhamdullilah, I received the opportunity to continue studying through BIDIKMISI (scholarship for prestigious low-income students) by which I can ease the economic burden my parents need to bear.
He explained, “In order to finish my study, I chose to live as a Takmir in Al-Muqoddimah Mosque, to cut living costs. But because of that, I received blessings. It’s as written in surah Muhammad verse 7, Allah will support those who support His religion. These motivations become a foundation for my activities in university, in student organization, in social life, and many more.” (dodiangga)