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07 Jan 2020

Director of the National Library of Indonesia Inaugurates the Library of Pradita Dirgantara High School

Boyolali, Central Java - Director of the National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando, inaugurated the Library of Pradita Dirgantara High School at once giving a speech at the closing ceremony of Pradita Dirgantara High School Education Festival (Fesdita) in the Auditorium on Tuesday (1/7/2020). Present at the event was the Chairman of Dharma Pertiwi, Ny. Nanny Hadi Tjahjanto, and her entourage, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Indonesian National Army Intermediate Marshals (Marsdya TNI) Fahru Zaini, Head of Pradita Dirgantara High School, Indonesian National Army Young Marshals (Marsda TNI) (Retired), Agus Munandar, Rector of Sebelas Maret University, Jamal Wiwoho, Dr. Kuntjoro Pinardi, Indonesian National Army Air Force Officials, Teachers, Committee and Fesdita Participants.

Ny. Nanny Hadi Tjahjanto who is also the Chairperson of the Ardhya Garini Foundation (Yasarini) expressed her happiness and gratitude to the National Library for helping to facilitate the school library, named the Library of Prof. BJ Habibie, which is a tangible manifestation of government support in the effort to create superior human resources. "Hopefully with the more complete learning facilities in our school, the spirit of Pradita Dirgantara High School students will grow in realizing their ideals of becoming Young Habibies who will oversee our country towards Advanced Indonesia," explained Nanny.

In addition to the inauguration of the library, the Pradita Dirgantara Education Festival event which has been held for three weeks from 15 December 2019 to 7 January 2020 featured various scientific and artistic activities as well as several competitions involving students and teachers. On the closing occasion, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Indonesian National Army Intermediate Marshals (Marsdya TNI) Fahru Zaini as Yasarini supervisor also made presentation in front of all students about Aerospace Technology for the Resilience of the Republic of Indonesia.

The Head of National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando, in his remarks explained that the National Library is a non-ministerial institution that carries out governmental tasks in the field of library that were formed in 1980. Law Number 43 of 2007 concerning Library, the mandatory is to develop all types of libraries in Indonesia in article 22 regarding public library, article 23 concerning school/madrasa library, article 24 concerning college library, article 25 concerning special library. "Our task is how to prepare a library in digital, electronic and printed form that will bring Indonesia to become a nation that is aspired, which is realizing a just and prosperous Indonesian society based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution," explained Syarif.

At the end of his remarks, Syarif emphasized the importance of developing a generation that is ready to face global competition. Currently education has transformed, where students can be smarter than their teachers, especially in mastering technology. "The key word is how to prepare the generation that master literacy so that they can compete in global competition," said the Director of National Library.

Reporter: Radhitya Purnama / Arwan Subakti

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