JABARTODAY.COM-JAKARTA– The Coordinator of the National Council (Korpres) of the Alumni Corps of the Islamic Students Association (MN KAHMI), Ahmad Doli Kurnia, emphasized that September holds special significance for KAHMI.
“While August is associated with our independence, September is undeniably dedicated to KAHMI,” remarked Doli during his address at the 57th Anniversary Celebration of KAHMI. This event took place at the Manggala Wanabakti Auditorium in Jakarta on the evening of September 21, 2023.
During this month, which signifies the inception of KAHMI, a series of events is planned to commemorate the occasion.
“We have planned activities such as a charity walk, sports tournaments, symposiums, golf tournaments, and the pinnacle of our celebration, the KAHMI Summit,” shared the Golkar politician.
Doli elaborated that the forthcoming KAHMI Summit, scheduled for October 21, serves as a platform for KAHMI to contribute its vision for Indonesia in the next 15-20 years.
In this upcoming Summit, KAHMI intends to extend invitations to all presidential candidates participating in the 2024 presidential election.
Doli also underscored the significance of celebrating KAHMI’s 57th anniversary amidst an era of uncertainty.
He emphasized that this era is marked by unexpected challenges, often characterized by their complexity. To navigate these challenges successfully, KAHMI is actively engaged in preparing through various initiatives, including the development of programs like UIC and K-Pay.
Meanwhile, Komarudin Hidayat, former Rector of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta and an HMI alumnus, highlighted the pivotal role played by HMI in the nation’s life.
According to him, KAHMI embodies a strong sense of national identity alongside its commitment to knowledge and Islamic values.
In his view, a crucial responsibility of KAHMI is to safeguard against the nation’s deterioration, ensuring that it does not fall into adversity, as exemplified by the Indonesian folklore character “Malin Kundang.”
Komarudin Hidayat emphasized that the core essence of the Indonesian state lies within its people. He asserted that KAHMI’s duty is to assist the government in fulfilling its role, especially in enhancing the well-being of its citizens.
He regarded this as a historical calling for KAHMI, considering that it was the people who fervently struggled to establish the Indonesian nation.
During the same event, Akbar Tanjung, Chairman of KAHMI’s Advisory Board, reiterated KAHMI’s unwavering commitment to Islam and Indonesian identity.
He traced HMI’s roots back to its inception on February 5, 1947, under the guidance of Lafran Pane.
Akbar expressed hope that KAHMI would actively participate in and contribute to the nation’s development by fostering innovative ideas and thoughtful engagement in building a prosperous society, in alignment with Islamic principles and values, and seeking approval from Allah SWT. (fzf)