Banda Aceh, UIN News Online— Minister of Religious Affairs of Republic Indonesia Lukman Hakim Saifuddin inaugurated the opening of Sports, Art, Research and Science Week (Pionir) of State Islamic Higher Institution (PTKIN) Indonesia at UIN Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh, April 26th-May 1st, 2017.
Present in the inauguration event, Regional Secretary of Banda Aceh Ir Bahagia Dipl SE (representing the Governor of Aceh Zaini Abdullah), Regents/Mayors of Aceh, Echelon I and II Officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs (Kemenag), and Rectors of PTKIN in Indonesia.
In his remarks, Lukman said that the purpose of this event is to sharpen the intellectuality of the student through research, arts and sports.
“In addition to seeking the students who are excel in various competition, this event also aim to strengthen the silaturahmi among PTKI students,” he said.
For information, 2158 PTKIN students will participate in the event. There are four categories that will be competed; scientific, sports, art and research. The scientific field consists of four races, namely: Arabic Debate, English Debate, Musabaqah Qur’anic Paper (MMQ) and Musabaqah Qiraatul Kutub (MQK).
Moreover, the sports fields consists of ten branches of sport, namely Futsal, Volley Ball, Ping Pong, Badminton, Chess, Wall Climbing, Sepak Takraw, Pencak Silat, Basketball and Karate. While art and research fields will include scientific article and innovative products competition.
Participants will compete for 153 Medals, consisting of: 51 Gold Medals, 51 Silver Medals, and 53 we Bronze Medals.
UIN Jakarta sent a contingent of 56 athletes/participants and 11 officials. They will compete in 19 of 23 matches, in the fields of sports, art, scientific research and innovative products competition, either individuals or teams.
For the sports field, UIN Jakarta sent 11 participants for competing in futsal competition, 4 persons for ping pong, 4 persons for badminton, 6 persons for pencak silat, 2 persons for karate, and 2 persons for wall climbing. For the art and scientific fields, UIN Jakarta sent 4 participants for competing in English-Arabic debate competition, 2 persons for MMQ, 2 persons for qiraatul kutub, 2 persons for MTQ 3 persons for MHQ, 3 persons for MSQ, 1 person for pop music competition, 1 person for Muslim Fashion Design, 2 persons for al-Quran Calligraphy, 1 person for scientific article and 1 person for innovative product competition. (usa/zm)