BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Another outstanding achievement is regained by students of Universitas Pasundan. Marthias Daffa Ismail (English Literature 2019/FISS), Nurul Intan Krisnayanti (Communication Studies 2020/FISIP) and Tsaniya Salma Az Zahra (Law Studies 2020/FH) successfully got into the Top Five of 2021 Election of Bandung District Mojang Jajaka.
At the event, Daffa represented Ciwidey District, Intan for Katapang District and Tsaniya for Majalaya District. Three of them have their title of Mojang Jajaka Harapan which in the next one year are going to help promote the tourism potential and local culture in Bandung District.
One of the elected jajakas, Daffa, admitted that he did not expect to pass this round. He said that it was beyond his expectations, especially when he felt that he lacked confidence. However, getting enough preparation and skill of public speaking and spirit to build personal branding, Daffa was able to reach the Top Five.
According to Daffa, the event of Moka Kabupaten Bandung is the right place for expanding the relations and trying new experiences. Daffa and other finalists were coached and trained by Paguyuban Mojang Jajaka Kabupaten Bandung to be a nonoman (youths/young generation) who are inspirational for the society.
“What I am really confident of is the public speaking, because I think being able to communicate is the most important point. Although I lack physically, for not being as tall as the other finalists, at least my skill in public speaking helped a lot; so I could perform and show my own profiles,” he said on Monday, 17 November 2021.
As representatives of tourism and cultural ambassador for Bandung Distrct, Daffa, Intan and Tsaniya need to participate to promote both sectors. Daffa himself focuses on using digital platform in an attempt to developing tourism and local culture in Bandung District.
“Since it is not fully 100% normal, I think there need to be a harmony/conformity between the government and society to work together to use digital media and empower the human resources in each area. This is to develop both tourism and cultural potentials,” he said.
Daffa also added that Bandung District actually has a lot human resources; but they lack awareness which makes the destination also lacks of tour guide for local people.
“For example, there are a lot of tourism spots in Ciwidey; but those who guide people to the spots are mostly from outside Bandung District. Therefore, the existing human resources need to be more aware and build the potentials together,” he continued.
He wished Bandung District could be more harmonious, unite the vision and mission, and develop their potential in the ways that matter; including empowering human resources, promoting local wisdom, or other actual movement.
“I hope that with this achievement I could be an inspirational figure and agent of change, especially amongst the youths; who step forward from the early stage, not from the time you are getting old,” he concluded. (Reta)*