BANDUNG - A total of 400 people inducted into the board members of the Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals Association (ICMI) Regional Organization of West Java for the period of 2017-2022.
During the inauguration which was held in the West Hall of Sate Building in Bandung, Wednesday (04/05/2017), Muhammad Najib is elected to be the Chairman of ICMI of Regional Organization of West Java for the next five years. On the board of advisors, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) again serves as a chairman of the advisory board with one of the members is Netty Prasetyani Heryawan.
"Congratulations on the inauguration of the new board of ICMI West Java. Hopefully, ICMI with its intelligence will be able to bring the intellectual movement in society," said Aher after the inauguration.
Aher expects that in accordance with its goals, ICMI will be able to bring faith and piety as well as science and technology embodied in human resources.
"If the human resources have iman (faith) and taqwa (piety) and being professional at the same time, it will result in enormous impact," he said.
In that way, the human resources will be able to manage natural resources in Indonesia which are abundant and the results will have a positive impact both on themselves and the wider community.
"Because in the context of human resources we do not lack at all, it's just how the human resources are combined with the natural resources to form an economic power from the upstream to downstream," he said.
"So that our society become prosperous. It's also in line with the mission of faith," said Aher added.
The Chairman of ICMI of West Java, Muhammad Najib said ICMI members are obliged to establish how the Muslims today can return to unite as the message and the command of the Hadiths of the Prophet.
"That is the spirit of stewardship of ICMI West Java 2017-2022. The spirit of the stewardship of the current period should also be able to better respond to the problems of Muslims in West Java, both associated with the dynamics of politic, society, economy, religion, and culture," said Najib.
Regarding the Simultaneous Regional Election in West Java in 2018, Najib said that the interest of ICMI is how to build a measured leadership in West Java in accordance with the philosophy of West Java society, i.e. the leadership which is nyantri (religious), nyakola (academic), and nyunda (preserving cultural -in this case Sundanse- values).
"I think this philosophy has been widely implemented by the leadership of Governor Ahmad Heryawan," he said.
Therefore, ICMI is determined to continue the integration of leadership that is based on the philosophy.
"At least it can be continued by leader of West Java in the future," said Najib.