Army Chief of Staff (KASAD) Gives a Public Lecture at Udayana University

For the first time after 2 years of organizing educational activities at Udayana University, it was carried out online or hybridly, Thursday (14/04/2022), Unud held a Public Lecture which took place Offline by presenting a resource person from the Chief of Army Staff (Kasad) of the Republic of Indonesia General TNI Dudung Abdurachman S.E, M.M. at the Widya Sabha Auditorium Building, Bukit Jimbaran Campus.

The public lecture with the theme "Students in Maintaining National Unity and Unity" was attended by the Rector of Udayana University; Danpuspomad; Aster Kasad; Military Commander IX Udayana; Kasdam IX Udayana; Kapok Sahli Pangdam IX Udayana; Irdam IX Udayana; Danrem 163 Wirasatya; Vice Rectors; Chair of Commission 1 of the Academic Senate; and all levels of leadership in the Unud environment as well as Head of BEM and DPM as well as 1500 students.

In his remarks the Rector of Udayana University, Prof.Dr.Ir I Nyoman Gde Antara, M.Eng., IPU conveyed his welcome and thanks to KASAD who was willing to contribute and understand Udayana University students in this public lecture. This is an opportunity that is rarely obtained by other universities and currently Udayana University is proud to have the opportunity to hold this public lecture. In the last two years, the Indonesian nation and the world have faced an extraordinary test, namely the Covid-19 pandemic which was never anticipated by any party and cannot be known when it will end.

The presence of Kasad at Udayana University is expected to build the spirit of nationalism and add national insight to the entire Udayana University academic community, and society in general. "Pandemics may attack us, but the spirit of nationalism must be maintained," concluded Prof Antara.

Meanwhile, in front of Udayana University students and leaders, Kasad General Dudung Abdurachman said that the occurrence of innovation fundamentally changed the system of order in a new way that tends to use technology and cyberspace as the main platform to make the world without boundaries. The amount of use of the virtual world supported by the internet network has a direct effect on the lives of the world's people in the global order. Kasad emphasized that they must dare to take action in the face of something that threatens the unity and integrity of the nation. If there is something that seems misleading, and is not necessarily true through social media, you must have the courage to tackle it and take action, in order to direct the truth to the public. In addition, Kasad General Dudung Abdurachman also motivated all attendees, especially students, to always be optimistic in realizing their hopes and dreams. Kasad General Dudung Abdurachman hopes that the entire academic community of Unud, in the face of diversity, can always maintain and apply the values ​​of Pancasila, in order to strengthen the integrity of the nation and state.