Lingkar Bidikmisi UPI held a public lecture as the peak of Silaturahmi Akbar (Silatbar) 2019 event with Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, an Executive Director of The Yudhoyono Institute, on 23rd November 2019. This public lecture was held at the Gymnasium and attended by 4.900 participants; not only UPI’s Bidikmisi students, but also UPI’s regular students and some other varsity students, such as POLMAN, POLBAN, ITB, UNPAD, IPB, Universitas Hasannudin, Universitas Jambi, and many more. The theme of this year’s public lecture is “Millennial Generation and 21st Century Skills in Disruptive Era”.
The President of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Prof. Dr. H. R. Asep Kadarohman, M.Si, also came to the public lecture and gave his opening speech to all of the students. He advised that we should master five competencies, named as Five C, to face the disruption era: critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and citizenship. Mr. Kadarohman also gave an emphasized to the citizenship competence because the key to become an excellent Indonesian citizen is having an open-minded view to maintain the integrity of Indonesia. “In this disruptive era, we have to be an open-minded person and have an understanding of multicultural values in Indonesia,” he stressed that.
In this public lecture, Agus Harimurti
Yudhoyono, also known as AHY, shared a lot of motivational experiences and
skills for college students to dream big. They must bring it into reality by
utilizing technology based on the expertise needed nowadays because human
resource is an asset of a country. “When there is a will, there is a way,” he
said. He also told about some essential soft skills to face the disruptive era:
a good character and the quality to be a leader. We can not stay a follower,
and we should be a great leader instead. “Leaders are those who can look far
ahead and can motivate their environment to strive to achieve their goals,” he added.
One of the Bidikmisi
students from UPI, Fedri Anwari, conveyed his impression after attending the
public lecture with AHY. He was motivated to actualize the golden era of
Indonesia in the future. “I would like to spread the enthusiasm, especially to
all of the college students, to stay persistent in developing our skills and
keep on innovating for the nation,” he concluded. (Text and photos: Ayu Intan H.)