BOGOR CITY - Together with First Lady Iriana, President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) attended the 54th anniversary of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) Dies Natalis in Graha Widya Wisuda Building, IPB Dramaga, Bogor Regency, Wednesday (06/09/2017).
Also attending the occasion were Minister of Higher Education, Research and Technology M. Nasir, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, and Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture of Indonesia Puan Maharani, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan and his wife Netty Heryawan, Bogor Mayor Bima Arya as well as a number of mayors and other regents.
Head of Legal Bureau, Promotion and Public Relations of IPB Yatri Indah Kusumastuti said, the speech of President Jokowi in open session of IPB's 54th Anniversary raised the theme of Agricultural Mainstreaming for Food Sovereignty of Indonesia.
"For the last two years IPB has taken the theme of agricultural illustration, in line with the IPB's two-year strategic plan, which is mainstreaming agriculture," he said.
Through the theme that was carried, he explained, IPB keep trying to socialize to society and government that agriculture is important sector. "This time (dies natalis) coupled with the ceremony of new multistrata admissions," he added.
Oration of the President of RI Jokowi was also attended by thousands of students and all IPB academic community and hundreds of other invited guests.