BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Students have their own role as agent of change, social control, moral force, guardian of value and iron stock. As agent of change, students are required to be the connectors to support the repair of both social, national and patriotic life.
To conduct those functions, students are required to be more critical, visionary, creative and imaginative. Students also must fight for the balance and fairness in the society, give positive impacts, keep the nation’s noble values, as well as have their own character and insight.
Based on these reasons, Student Representative Board (Badan Perwakilan Mahasiswa, BPM) Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Pasundan holds the National Legislative Trainign Seminar: Legislative’s Role in Actualizing Young Innovative and Creative Legislator. The event takes place in FEB Auditorium, Unpas Campus II Tamansari on Tuesday, 8 February 2022.
This seminar presents Ineu Purwdewi Sundari (Deputy of West Java DPRD), Aria Bima (Deputy of Commission VI DPR RI), Junico BP Siahaan (Member of Commission I DPR RI), Rafael Situmorang (Member of Commission I West Java DPDD), Erick Darmadjaya (Member of Financial Board, Bandung DPRD) and M. Edwin Khadafi (Head of KNPI Bandung).
In his speech, Head of BPM FEB Unpas Haris Yosep Sinabutar said that the seminar is aimed to support the vision of Indonesia Emas 2045 and create young legislator who is able to understand more about regulation.
He thought, to ensure that laws and regulations are in sync with the constitution, students need to be given early understanding.
“The output is not for institutional purpose only, but also for the faculty, institution and empowerment of Unpas FEB’s student regarding the legislative process,” he said.
Deputy of West Java DPRD Ineu Purwadewi Sundari emphasized that this seminar is a connector for students who have interest to get into the practical politics. She wished this program could increase the participation of young generation in political field.
“There are a lot of legislators in DPRD; both in districts, cities, provinces, even in DPR RI, who serve at early young age. A political opportunity for the youth is wide open. I am sure, students in Unpas, can also do this kind of thing,” she said.
Ineu also explained that West Java DPRD has its concern on three things; namely conducting the discussion on establishing local regulation (peraturan daerah, perda), determining the budget for the benefit of the community, as well as overseeing the implementation of local regulations or the use of the budget.
“What we are doing is certainly not optimal and has not met the expectations of the people of West Java, yet. But we believe, if youth are involved in providing input and discussing with us, it will be very beneficial for us,” she continued.
Unpas Vice Rector III Dr. H. Deden Ramdan, M.Sc. conveyed that social literacy in the campus environment is still limited. For this reason, he appreciates the spirit of openness and accountability that BPM FEB Unpas is trying to capitalize through legislative training seminars.
He considered that this kind of training and education had become the obligation of BPM FEB Unpas as the highest legislative institution at the faculty level.
“The role of BPM is extraordinarily amazing. They conduct the function of regulation aspects, ensure the competence owned to form and formulate the law and regulations, as well as support the atmosphere or dialogue framework through the inter-institutional trial mechanism,” she confirmed.
This seminar which was attended by approximately 175 participants, was followed by the presentation on the subject of Youths (M. Edwin Gaddafi), young legislators of the nation’s creators (Aria Bima and Junico BP Siahaan), and student’s revitalization spirit as young legislators (Rafael Situmorang and Erick Dharmadjaya). (Reta)*