Even though it was raining, the commemoration of the 78th anniversary of Indonesian independence at Udayana University continues

Udayana University (Unud) held a Flag Ceremony to Commemorate the 78th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia with the theme "Keep Moving Forward Indonesia" at the front yard of the Rectorate Building, Jimbaran Campus, Thursday (17/8/2023). The flag ceremony was attended by students as well as lecturers and staff wearing traditional traditional attire. Acting as the Ceremony Supervisor, namely the Rector of Udayana University, Prof. I Nyoman Gde Antara, ceremony equipment by the Student Regiment (Menwa) and song accompaniment from Udayana University Marching Band Student Activity Unit.

At this flag ceremony, the awarding of the Satya badges for 10 years, 20 years and 30 years of work was also carried out to 17 lecturers and students at Udayana University. The number of recipients of the 10-year Satya badges was 8 people, 2 people won the 20-year Satya badges and 7 people received the 30-year Satya badges.

The Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Nadiem Anwar Makarim in his remarks at the Commemoration Ceremony of the 78th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence read by the Rector of Udayana University said that from the nation's predecessors, we learn that independence is something that must be fought for. We still continue this struggle to this day with Merdeka Learning which we have been promoting for the last four years. With the implementation of the Independent Curriculum, our students and educators now feel freedom in learning and teaching.

For the higher education level, the Merdeka Learning Campus Merdeka programs have also succeeded in changing the lives of more than 760 thousand students. Opportunities to study outside the campus, both in industry, at school, and in the community, provide invaluable experiences for Indonesia's young generation to contribute to the nation and state.

Our struggle in driving Freedom to Learn in the last four years has increasingly demonstrated the importance of mutual cooperation to realize independence in the Indonesian education system. In order to move forward, we must keep going. Let's continue the spirit of our predecessors to always move simultaneously to realize Freedom of Learning.