Hari Hariadi, S.P., M.Sc., a lecturer of Food Technology study program of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) Yogyakarta is trusted to be the Chairman of International Junior Chamber (JCI) Indonesia of Yogyakarta region for 2018. The handover of the position was held at Fave Hotel on Thursday (21/12/2017).
In this event, there was also a seminar entitled "The Role of Young Generation in Welcoming Golden Indonesia 2045" with Prof. Dr. Sri Adiningsih, M.Sc., Ph.D., the Chairman of the President Advisory Council of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) as the speaker.
JCI is a federation of young professionals and entrepreneurs aged between 18-40 years. This international youth association has over 400,000 thousand additional members per year, spreading across 127 countries and territories. Joko Widodo, the President of RI was also once registered as the member of JCI.
The event was attended by leaders and representatives of university students from Yogyakarta, the Mayor and Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X who was represented by Edi Wahyudi from DIY Youth and Sports Association.
In the opening speech by Sultan, it was explained that youth must contribute to the progress of the nation and make Indonesia a more powerful country, because, in its history, youth always occupied a strategic role in Indonesia.
As the bearer of the country, youth must take part in both national and international events, especially in cultural advancement and economic independence. The young generation must be self-reliant, innovative, creative, and initiative to help strengthen the Indonesian economy to face of global market challenges.
Meanwhile, Hari, after being inaugurated, expected JCI to synergize with all elements of the society to realize Indonesia golden generation 2045. "I have been a member of JCI for about 10 years. I have learned many things, especially on how to build relationships with the global community. The Indonesian International Youth Association of Yogyakarta must continue to move. It is time to strengthen sociopreneurs to build the environment and the surrounding society," he said. (ard)