ITB –Ministry of State Enterprises Held Public Lecture in Celebration of Youth Pledge

By Ahmad Fadil

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BANDUNG, – On the celebration of Youth Pledge on Saturday (28/10/17), ITB in collaboration with Ministry of State Enterprises (BUMN) held Studium Generale public lecture titled “BUMN Building Economic Justice”. Taking place at 3rd floor of CRCS Building, the public lecture which was opened by Rector of ITB, Prof. Ir. Kadarsah Suryadi is a part of BUMN Hadir di Kampus activities which were done simultaneously at 28 higher educations in Indonesia.

Special thing from this public lecture is the presence of BUMN CEOs as well as echelon 1 official of Ministry of State Enterprises RI as keynote speakers in the three-hour-long public lecture. Specifically for ITB, the three keynote speakers were Dwina Septiani Wijaya as specialized staff of Ministry of State Enterprises who represented Minister Rini Soemarno, Chief Director of PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) Bintang Perbowo, and Chief Director of PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Inalum) Budi Gunadi Sadikin.

Involvement and Role of Next Generation in BUMN

After more than 72 years of independence, Indonesia as a nation still faces many challenges and home works, from discrepancy, energy security, infrastructure building, services and finance accesses, and human resources quality. “Human resource is important; Indonesia’s Human Development Index (HDI) is still relatively low but we should not be discouraged because we have potential,” said Dwina optimistically.

Indonesian young next generation, who will be produced to be future Indonesian leaders, should know and realize the problems Indonesia is confronting. Innovation is the key for today’s millennials to prepare themselves as leaders, backed with socio-entrepreneurship mentality as additional capital. As important part of nation’s generation, students are expected to bring Indonesia to be better, just, prosperous, and safe.

The public lecture is expected to bridge higher education with state enterprise in creating synergy because higher education is an institution that produce capable human resources to fill strategic position in state enterprises. It should be underlined that state enterprises is the driver of vital economic sectors and development of Indonesia, making the involvement and innovation of students as next generation will bring state enterprises stronger and stand taller as institution that give benefit to the development of Indonesia by encouraging equity for prosperity of society.