Suara.com – The National Exemplary Student Alumni Association or Sistelnas held a grand reunion. This event was also attended by National System alumni from all provinces in Indonesia in 1976-1998.
The event with the theme “Real Contribution Through Collaboration” was held at Building C Sasana Bhakti Praja Kemendagri, Jakarta, recently. This activity became a cross-generational reunion event which was a moment where the alumni of the National System greeted each other and shared stories.
Andi Rianto and Emil Dardak at the National System Reunion event. (Sistelnas documentation)
The Sistelnas event is a national-level outstanding student competition that was held during President Soeharto’s leadership era which brought together outstanding students from junior high to high school levels from all corners of Indonesia.
One of the alumni of Sistelnas who is now a celebrity, Helmy Yahya, said he was happy with the reunion. The Quiz King hopes that the reunion can create collaboration between alumni and produce something useful for the country.
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“Alhamdulillah, the alumni of the Sistelnal Alunmi have become people who occupy positions, such as those who have become ministers, deputy governors, and after this event, hopefully we can collaborate with fellow System Alumni,” said Helmy Yahya, who was a 1980 System Alumni.
National System Reunion 3.0 (Sistelnas documentation)
Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor of East Java, Emil Dardak was also seen attending the National System Reunion event. Emil, who is a 1997 National System alumni from SMP 109, said he was proud to be part of the National System alumni.
According to Emil Dardak, to take part in the event, you have to take various tests, both written, interview and skills, from the sub-district, provincial level to advance to the national event.
“Of course it’s a pride to be able to win first place in each school and then continue to compete at the provincial level. It’s something to be proud of and to be the first winner in DKI Jakarta. The National System is a good place to look for talents from country’s children in all corners of Indonesia,” said artist Arumi Bachsin’s husband.
Apart from Helmy Yahya and Emil Dardak, several National System alumni and their names are quite well known, including Budi Gunadi Sadikin (Minister of the Republic of Indonesia Health Minister) Composer Andi Rianto and Secretary General of the Ministry of Home Affairs Suhajar Diantoro.
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