Boyolali (11/7/2018) A High School, SMA Pradita Dirgantara, was inaugurated by the Commander of Indonesian National Armed Forces, Marskal TNI Hadi Tjahjanto. There were also the third President of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Ing. B.J. Habibie; the Head of Air Forces Staff, Marsekal TNI Yuyu Sutisna; the Chairman of Ardhya Garini (Yasarini), Ny. Nanny Hadi Tjahjanto; the wife of Head of Air Forces, Mrs. Ayu Yuyu Sutisna; the Rector of UNS, Prof. Dr. Ravik Karsidi, MS.; and all sponsors’ representatives, such as: Main Director of BRI, Sritex, and many more. This inauguration becomes the starting point to show the world that “SMA Pradita Dirgantara is Ready to Fly Across the Sky.”
“These 150 students were well chosen from all around Indonesia, 27 provinces, with IQ above 115. Even, there are two students with IQ equals to 150,” said the Head of Air Forces Staff. SMA Pradita Dirgantara is a school applying the concepts of boarding, moving class, and credit semester system. This school was designed as an International school to prepare Indonesia’s future leaders who are faithful, intelligent, creative, independent, and having aerospace-insight.
Through his speech, The Commander of Indonesian National Armed Forces reminded all audiences that Indonesia in the next few decades will get demography bonus. Indonesia needs to provide more preeminent schools to be a place for preparing the next superior generations who can compete internationally and be able to face the world’s complex challenges. Said him, “SMA Pradita Dirgantara was established as a manifestation of Air Forces Army in order to prepare the superior generation for the betterment of Indonesia.”
Prof. Dr. Ing. B.J. Habibie, The Father of Dirgantara Indonesia, in his speech declared the Air Forces has taken a very good initiatives by participating in preparing Indonesia’s future leaders with aero-space insight through the establishment of SMA Pradita Dirgantara. He added that someday SMA Pradita Dircantara, together with all the students, is able to bear aerospace’s figures. Hopefully, students of SMA Pradita Dirgantara lead Indonesia to pride and glory around the world, in order to make our first President: Ir Soekarno’s dreams come true.
This Grand Opening event is also enlivened by the performances of SMA Pradita Dirgantara’s students. They performed Medley of Traditional Songs, Dances, Musical Drama and Orchestra under the theme “Indonesian children who want to reach their dream in the field of aerospace”. Also, regarding to Pradita Dirgantara Competition, there was also a session to distribute the prizes for all the winners, which was directly handed by the Chairman of Yasarini and PIA. Next, the session continued to scholarship submission for SMA Pradita Dirgantara’s students which was symbolically represented by two students.
All Grand Opening Series ended with classroom reviews, school tour, tree planting, and taking photographs with Indonesia officials, school staffs, scholarship sponsors, students and their parents.