After attending the Youth Pledge ceremony, thousand students from various universities in Aceh made a declaration of nationality against radicalism which was then followed by a great lecture of nationalism in Tugu Darussalam Square. (Saturday, 10/28).
Rector Unsyiah Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal in his national oration said that this nation needs more people dedicated to the good. Therefore, the Rector hopes this national declaration should not be judged merely ceremonial.
"This declaration must also be able to tap of all Aceh students heart to continue to love Indonesia and connect with the ideology of Pancasila in everyday activities," he said.
Rector also asserted, during his leadership, he will do everything in his power to prevent the development of the seeds of radicalism in the campus.
"I am very committed that as the Rector of Unsyiah, I will do my best to understand radicalism, communism is no place in this Jantoeng Hatee People's Aceh Campus," said Rector.
Vice Rector of UIN Ar Raniry. H. Syamsul Rijal, M. Ag said, the idea of radicalism is a common enemy. Because this understanding can tear down the joints of our unity in the nation. Therefore, Syamsul invites Aceh students to improve themselves by improving their competence.
"Therefore there is no other way, it's time you to clean themselves, the responsibility of the nation's future is on your hands. So, let's fix yourself with knowledge, "shouted Syamsul.
In this declaration there are four important points that are submitted, which are determined one ideology of Pancasila, one constitution of the Republic of Indonesia UUD 1945, one State of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, one samboyan bhineka tunggal ika and one determination that is against radicalism and intolerance.
Tarmizi as Chairman of the Committee explained that this activity involves 20 campuses in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar and academic community from various universities in Aceh. This activity aims to emphasize the importance of higher education against radicalism.
Also attending the event were Special Staff of KASAD Maj. Gen. Sumedi, SE, MM. Mayor of Banda Aceh, Kodam and Polda Aceh officials and heads of universities in Aceh.