OMI 2019: Uphold Sportsmanship in Familiarity


Student Executive Body (BEM KM) of IPB University (IPB) held the Opening Ceremony of IPB Students Olympiad (OMI) 2019, Saturday (30/3) in Gymnasium of IPB Dramaga Campus. During that event, IPB Rector, Dr. Arif Satria alongside his higher-ups, were present. The Opening Ceremony of this year's OMI was greeted with massive enthusiasm by IPB students who crowded the whole tribunes in Gymnasium. The Opening was symbolically initiated by the Rector by igniting the olympiads torch which represents fighting spirit, sportsmanship, and integrity. The event was enlivened by percussion performance by Gumatika percussion group.

IPB Rector said, "I am very thankful to be able to be here, in the middle of the students and a massive familiarity aura. I express my gratitude for every party who has contributed to OMI and hope that OMI can keep on increasing our togetherness. I would also like to tell you that now IPB is listed as the Top 40 of World's Most Sustainable University. Because of that, together we will take care of our environment. We as academicians should also be an example in traffic. Because of that, now IPB campus has officially been designated as an exemplary area of traffic discipline."

Chairman of IPB BEM KM, M. Nurdiansyah also in that occasion expressed messages about companionship. In his greeting, M. Nurdiansyah said, "I want to express my appreciation for all the committees and/or parties who have collaborated for the success of this event. OMI which is now under execution is a concrete form of BEM KM IPB's commitment in supporting students' talents in sports. I believe, whatever differences that we may have will not keep us apart in this year's OMI. On the contrary, it will strengthen our bond. Also today, I want to talk about taking care of our environment. Because of that, BEM KM IPB also distributed tumblers for the invited guests so it could be the first step to reduce the usage of plastic."  The Chairman of IPB BEM KM currently also serves as the Central Coordinator of BEM of Indonesia (SI).

Chairman of OMI 2019, Meiniki Nanda Pamungkas reported the execution of the event. Meiniki said, "This year's OMI will be held for 29 days ahead. I would also like to express my gratitude for all the committees, Directorate of Students Affair and Career Development, IPB Sports and Arts Unit, and of course all sponsors who have supported OMI 2019. I, representing all the committees, hope that all aspects in this year's OMI, including the committees, athletes, and supporters can keep maintain the sportsmanship and order while this event lasts."

The Opening Ceremony, of which theme 'League to Discover Tomorrow', was executed smoothly and closed by a performance by IPB Street Dance Crew, who was greeted merrily by the applause from the audience who filled the whole IPB Gymnasium. (Ard)



Published Date : 04-Apr-2019

Resource Person : Dr. Arif Satria

Keyword : IPB Students Olympiads, World Most Sustainable University

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