BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – A class of 2018 student of Communication Studies Department, Faculty of Social and Political Science Universitas Pasundan, Melinia Indah Mutia Sati won the favourite-category champion in Virtual Competition for the 76th Anniversary of Indonesia in the category of podcast held by Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kementerian Komunikasi and Informatika, Kemenkominfo)
This competition was held in order to celebrate the 76th Anniversary of Indonesia. Participants were required to create a 3-minute-length podcast describing the spirit of young generation in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic based on the theme “Indonesia Tangguh, Indonesia Tumbuh”.
On her monologue, she focused on the volatile Covid-19 positive-confirmed case. The increase of the case certainly made Indonesia emergency-alerted, hospital be full-occupied, medical personnel exhausted and more who are injured.
“Covid-19 pandemic makes us understand more about the situation. Challenges and restriction of the pandemic should better be able to encourage us to maximize and develop ourselves to be the best version of us,” she explained, on Wednesday, 22 September 2021.
She thought, in this limited current situation, it is time for people to hold each other hands. Now is not the time to blame each other, but work together to face to the crisis.
Although she has been working in audio-based media since 2018, the CEO of Pasundan Radio admitted that it is the first time she won the podcast competition. She offered a solo podcast presented in a form of monologue, spreading the spirit to fight for Covid-19, although it is hard to celebrate the Independence Day as festive as previous years.
“I am glad, but I did not expect [to win] it, because I had lack of preparation; short time and less maximum. Alhamdulillah, thanks to God, I won the favourite-category place,” she said.
Before writing the script, she has done the research first to focus on the competition theme, continued by recording the voice over. For the editing process, she was assisted by Unpas FISIP Public Relation Team.
Although it sounded easy, Meli needed to manage her time as effective as possible, because at the same time she was also taking her internship program. She also needed to keep Pasundan Radio programs up-to-date.
“The challenge is, I need to prepare the materials as well as manage my time in my internship program at the office. My focus was divided into two, but I managed and passed that phase,” she continued.
The participation and achievement obtained become her motivation to be more confident. Let alone she is the type of person who often hesitate to take big opportunities. Deciding to join the podcast competition was her way to show her confidence and break her hesitancy.
“In the future, I want to be a more confident person, because we do not know it, if we have not tried it on ourselves. It is useless to have a good plan, but is not actualized by the action. As long as we are sure we can do it, everything can be passed easily,” she concluded. (Reta)*