UNAIR Decorated with 1.5 Km of The Red and White

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The 1.5 Km long of the Red and White flag covering the campus of Universitas Airlangga since Tuesday morning, August 16. (Photo: UNAIR NEWS)

UNAIR NEWS – Festivity of Indonesian 71st Independence Day is in the air. In Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) Surabaya, Campus C Mulyorejo has been decorated with the Red and White. The length of the flag was quite fantastic, 1.5 kilometers. The celebration of this country’s Independence is felt since the campus is visible from afar.

“The plan was to hang the flag until the end of UNAIR’s Dies Natalis,” said the Director of Facility and Infrastructure Karnaji S.Sos., MSi.

Furthermore, various contests were prepared to celebrate this Independence Day in UNAIR. Beside contests organized by the unit or faculty, there are some contests managed by the university management. They are Javanese presenting contest, cheeringcontest and banana trunk rowing race. The contests will be held after the ceremony in the front yard of Management Office Building on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Javanese presenting contest will be participated by the high ranked officials of university and representatives of units, faculties and other divisions. Interestingly, some foreign students will also participate. We can imagine the excitement.

Meanwhile, the banana trunk rowing race will be held in the lake opposite Management Office Building. It was guaranteed for its safety and enjoyment. The committee Information and Public Relations Center (PIH) has coordinated with Wanala Team as guides and guards. The participants will wear life vests.

When the rowers are in action, the cheering teams will also fight for the contest. So they compete when cheer and support their rowing teams.  “We are ready to compete. Yesterday, we had practiced the cheers until late at night. Hopefully the event runs well tomorrow,” said Vice Director of Academic of Postgraduate School Prof Dr Anwar Ma’ruf M.Kes., drh. (*)

Author: Rio F. Rachman

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