MINISTER OF RELIGION: SCOUT WIRAKARYA PREPARE CHILDREN OF THE NATION LIVING DIGNIFIED

Riau, 3/5 (PR- IAIN) - Minister of Religion, Lukman Hakim Saifuddin stated that the Wirakarya camp (PW) is oriented to the preparation of the nation as a young generation to live in dignity.

Not only PW, said Lukman Hakim, the momentum of national education day and international labor day is also oriented to prepare the nation's children to live in dignity, full of happiness and prosperity.

"Yesterday on May 2nd, we all commemorate National Education Day and before May 1st, we commemorate World Day of Labor.On this morning at UIN Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau, we all gather to be part of history, witnessing the College of Religious Students, meet, dialogue and synergy to disseminate knowledge, skills and experience through a process of scouting education, namely Wirakarya Camp.These three moments are equally oriented to the preparation of the nation's children, to live in dignity, full of happiness and prosperity, "said Menag in his speech at the opening of the wirakarya camp, at UIN Syarif Kasim Riau, on Thursday.

Lukman said, it is because we realize, the future of Indonesia, will be determined by the quality of the young generation today. Adaptability, fighting power and human resource capacity, are at stake. So education becomes a key word, to respond to complex challenges in the midst of global competition.

He called the scout movement has been rooted historically in the archipelago. As a forum for youth coaching, reproduction of leadership and creating cadres of change. It can be said, the history of the scout movement is the history of Indonesia, the change of Scout Movement is the change of Indonesia.

At the same time, through the Scout Movement, we want to show the world that Indonesia's beloved country is a safe and peaceful country, a place of various religions, tribes, races and classes. The archipelago tied with a single rope, must be maintained firmly into a common commitment.

"Why are my sisters all gathered here, camping in the open, leaving their cozy home, full of meandering and challenging and friendly with nature.You are willing to leave a beloved family, to meet brothers from Sabang to Merauke, Nothing else, we want to show the world that the Student of PTK is a strong and contributing generation to the development of the country, "said Lukman Hakim.

Meanwhile, the Director of Islamic Religious Higher Education (PTKI) of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Arskal Salim GP in his written statement stated, PW PTK XIV activities in Indonesia 2018 held on 3-10 May 2018 followed by 1,500 Scouts Pandega from 56 Religious Universities State Islam (PTKIN) in Indonesia, with details of 17 UIN, 37 IAIN and 4 STAIN. Also followed by Non-Muslim Religious College, PTKIS and Scouts of Foreign Students. While being guided by 122 assistants, 56 leaders of the contingent and official / observers 112 people as well as other components that participated in camping camp. Located at Campus Earth Camp UIN Suska Riau as the main camp, as well as Location Bakti Pramuka Village that is in (1) Alam Panjang village, Tambang, Kampar district; (2). Aur Sati Village, Kampar District; (3). Okura Village, Rumbai Pesisir District, Pekanbaru City; and (4). Limau Manis Village, Kampar District.

The holding of the Religious Higher Religious University (PW PTK) Campus (PW PTK) to XIV 2018 has its own distinction and excellence with the theme "Village Community Empowerment through Eco Cultural Tourism Development". Environment, Culture and Tourism will be three serious concerns, especially in the scout work. In each village the location of devotion, will be developed the potential of educational tourism by taking into account the social-cultural community who worked together among Scout members with the community.

State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Palu, Central Sulawesi, became one of the participants at the Riau wirakarya camp. Student Activity Unit (UKM) Racana Karamatul Husna (Boy Scouts) got the trust to carry the name of IAIN Palu at the wirakarya camp.

 Rector IAIN Palu Prof. Sagaf S Pettalongi participated accompanying, giving motivation, to the students

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