Ganesha University of Education students are very diverse. One of them comes from North Sumatra. As children from overseas, students from various study programs formed a community called the North Sumatra Student Association (IKAMSU). This community is a space to share joy and sorrow.
Since its formation in 2016, IKAMSU has had 739 members. Its presence certainly adds color and diversity to Undiksha as one of the state universities on the island of Bali. The formation of this community is not only a space to share joy and sorrow between students who are far from their families. But it is also active in accommodating and facilitating the aspirations of students from North Sumatra, one of which is related to campus.
This association initiates various academic activities, non-academic activities, and social activities. Strengthening ties of friendship and brotherhood is something that should never be forgotten. The principle is “Brotherhood makes us strong”. This is what is always echoed and demonstrated through grand activities that are regularly held. This activity not only involved students but also invited Undiksha leaders.
Chairman of IKAMSU, Christian Jordan Siregar, said that his community was committed to supporting Undiksha’s progress and making major events held by Undiksha a success, one of which was Dies Natalis by also presenting an art performance that highlighted the uniqueness of the North Sumatra region.
Attending the largest campus in North Bali is not only for studying and obtaining an academic degree as capital for achieving success in the future. But also get to know other cultural diversity.
The formation of the IKAMSU community received appreciation from the Undiksha leadership. Deputy Chancellor for Student Affairs, Public Relations and Alumni Undiksha, Prof. Dr. I Ketut Sudiana, M.Kes hopes this association can become a space to motivate members, especially in pursuing studies and building togetherness to do positive things. Another thing that is expected from this association is that it can contribute to the progress of Undiksha, one of which is becoming an outstanding student and introducing Undiksha to a wider audience. (hms)