UNAIR NEWS – Regent of Trenggalek Emil Dardak motivated the youngsters not to be afraid in taking risks. He said that the risks are equal to the masterpiece created. He made the statement in presence of participants of EMTEK Goes to Campus held in Airlangga Convention Center, Tuesday, September 13.
“To make big achievements, we must take the big risks as well. If we do not take them, there will be no masterpieces. Youngsters must be brave taking risks to make the best works,” stated Emil.
Emil said that youngsters must seek knowledge as much as they can. He found many of them did not take the golden opportunity well because they did not prepare the necessary skills for it.
“Youngsters must improve themselves. Making preparation by joining organizations and honing skills. When there is a chance, we will be ready. Do not ever think this preparation is not important because you think you are still young,” said the Regent of Trenggalek.
For Emil, Indonesia needs visionary youngsters as the country cannot wait longer to be the leading country with achievements and prosperity.
That principle is implemented by Emil in developing his regency with a population of 700 thousand. He denied an idea that Trenggalek is a regency difficult to access from the big cities.
“Many people believe that Trenggalek is difficult to build. It’s far from Surabaya, far from Malang and also from Solo. Do not view us as the farthest but consider our paradigm as the leading region in the South. We must be the most developed in the South,” stated the youngest doctor of economics graduated from Asia Pacific University Japan.
During his leadership for the last 19 months in Trenggalek, Emil said that he has made a lot of changes. Supported by his people, Emil tried to improve the quality of open green spaces. He created beautiful parks with the help of youth communities and clean the sewer with supports from catfish farmers.
He also improves tourism of the region because he thinks that advanced tourism will improve the positive reputation from a region.
“We all, unconsciously, have believed that tourism can improve the positive reputation of a region. Some people will agree and some disagree with the policy. We, government and community, have agreed about it. A policy can be successful or a failure, however, if we choose the save measure, we will never bring changes,” said the 33 year-old regent.
Author: Defrina Sukma S