Andre Pupung UNAIR
ANDRE Pupung Darmawan (on the left) receives the award for achievement in the scientific writing event. (Photo by courtesy)
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UNAIR NEWS – Coming from the village does not necessarily make Andre Pupung Darmawan stop making achievement. The man from Pesenggrahan, Banjarmangu Subdistrict, Banjarnegara Regency, is a student of Islamic Economics (Ekis), Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) class 2017.

“I was inspired by the book Melampaui Batas which tells about three village children from a family unable to go to a favorite university,” said the man born in Banjarnegara, August 13, 1999.

Andre has considerable interest in the field of scientific papers, essays, and sports. He often followed various competitions, both nationally and internationally.

In the first and second semester, Andre won six provincial and national achievements, First place of Essay Plasma Event 2017 at State Polytechnic of Madiun (PNM); the First place of Eureka Leader Fest 2018 at General Soedirman University (UNSOED); First place of Essay The Battle of Creativity BEM KM Agriculture Faculty (FP) Universitas Sriwijaya (UNSRI) 2018; Fourth place and Fifth place of MOTOGE 2018 National Student Essay; and Sixth place of Scientific Writing Paper of East Java Forestry Office 2017.

“I wanted to be an outstanding student (student achievement, ed), PIMNAS Champion, and reach 30 national achievements,” he said.

Andre’s activeness to join competitions was started in junior high school. It was a short story competition including scientific papers. About his achievements now, Andre remembers the message of his parents and brother.

“Learning correctly. If the result is bad, the learning is not done in a right way, “said Andre repeated his parents’ message.

“When there’s no classes, read some. Arrive on time even when others do not in accordance with the existing schedule. In addition, create one work in a week worked on Saturday or Sunday, “added Andre.

The library, especially in theses room is Andre’s favorite place. For him, in addition to comfortable, there are a lot of references to read and enrich the insights, as well as scientific work contest.

Andre conveyed that limitations of any forms should not stop us to make achievements. In addition, various opportunities arising must be put to good use.

“Be a smart person. Because, smart people can solve the problem even though the problem has never been faced, “he said. (*)

Author: Rolista Oktavia

Editor: Feri Fenoria

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