BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Years passed by, Paguyuban Pasundan has reached the age of 108th. The anniversary was held virtually on Saturday, 24 July 2021 at the Hall of Mandala Saba Dr. Djoendjoenan, Secretariat of PB Paguyuban Pasundan, Jalan Sumatera No. 41 Bandung. It raised the theme Ngarojatkeun Kolaborasi Dina Raraga, Mulangkeun Deui Kajayaan Paguyuban Pasundan (lit. Sundanese, to bring back the glory of Paguyuban Pasundan by improving the collaboration).
Rector of Unpas Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Eddy Jusuf Sp., M.Si., M.Kom., IPU as well as Head of the Committee and Organization Division Head of Paguyuban Pasundan stated that the series of anniversary of Paguyuban Pasundan in several regions and branches have been held since 2 months ago.
“All regions and branches of Paguyuban Pasundan collaborated with people, brought back the simplicity considering the Covid-19 pandemic has still struck Indonesia,” he said.
In his speech, Chairman of Paguyuban Pasungan Prof. H. M. Didi Turmudzi, M.Si is also concerned about the situation which now claimed many lives. Therefore, he invites all families of Paguyuban Pasundan to always fight and not give up.
“This is a concern that demands togetherness, so that we could fight for ourselves and each other’s environment. Hopefully, Allah SWT could protect us all and Covid-19 pandemic would end soon, so that we could enjoy the journey of life in peace in a more pleasant atmosphere,” he said.
The condition also gave effect to the education system which required children study at home. If it is not companied with proper human resources and technology, it will possibly lead to an ignorance and lag in education.
This needs to be watched out for, because children are the next generation who must be guided in order to be able to take part in continuing the struggle to uphold the Unitary State of Republic of Indonesia, especially in facing the nation’s condition that is vulnerable to being divided and clashed.
“I remind you, it requires the ownership of land, sea and air territories to keep protecting the nation. Second is to have the economic strength: improve our education system, build an entrepreneurial spirit from an early age, instill the character of a fighter, daring and never give up. Third, strengthen the religious system, do not make paradoxical problem. Recall, that the goal of substantial education is the formation of faith and piety,” he explained.
The main event of the 108th Anniversary of Paguyuban Pasundan was signed by the bestowment of Layang Pangajen Bagawan Jatiniskala to the late Prof. Dr. Mochtar Kusumaatmaja, SH., LL.M as an academician and national hero who have initiated the idea of archipelago insight.
Bagawan Jatiniskala is a reward or compliment of his outstanding achievement in initiating dan handling the problems faced by Indonesia through cultural diplomacy. Its idea aimed to present the Unitary State of Republic of Indonesia in foreign country, in order to make a better understanding for Indonesia from the world community
“This achievement was given to Mochtar Kusumaatmadja, he was an extraordinary man. He fought at the United Nations so Indonesia would gain recognition in the eyes of the world and against the power of diplomacy with his knowledge,” he said.
The event was continued by the delivery of message and impression by the daughter of Mochtar Kusumaatmajda, Prof. Dr. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, S.E., M.A who also serves as Executive of the United Nations Social Economic Commission for Asia Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand.
She sent her gratitude to Paguyuban Pasundan for the bestowment of Layang Pangajen Bagawan Jatiniskala to her late father. She wished the achievement could remind the people for Mochtar Kusumaatmadja’s contribution and thoughts in the field of law, cultural diplomacy and cross-border and cross-age development.
“Hopefully this achievement could motivate us to continue the struggle of Mochtar Kusumaatmadja at both international and national forum, as well as develop his works, concepts and thoughts which are already implemented widely in Indonesia, especially about the archipelago insight. Dirgahayu Paguyuban Pasundan, continue to take part, bring goodness and benefit to all of us,” she ended. (Reta)*