The World Indonesian Student Association (PPI Dunia) will hold a National Symposium in Jakarta on March 10, 2018. This national gathering is the first time held in Indonesia. National symposium Chairman Michael Siagian told Voice of Indonesia on Tuesday, March 6 that the symposium is usually held overseas to bring together students from 53 countries. This time the workshop will be held in Indonesia to involve the young generation and experts both from Indonesia and outside the country to prepare themselves as a generation that advances the nation in 2045 or 100 years of Indonesia's independence.
“Here why are we putting our views in the next 27 years, because we are keenly aware that in order to prepare for change we must prepare for development of a generation that we are no longer talking the next 1 year or 2 years. Well we determine that 27 years is enough time to make the younger generation become the nation’s spearhead,” Michael said.
Michael further explained the national symposium will be opened by General Moeldoko as a key note speaker. In various panel discussions, the speakers include the Director General of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture, Hilmar Farid, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, Vice Governor of Jakarta Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), Basuki Mulyono and Director General of Resources Knowledge, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Ali Ghufron Mukti. Michael hopes this event can create a synergy among the younger generation, government experts and various parties to support the government programs in welcoming Indonesia 2045. (VOI / SEKAR / AHM)