Becoming a student with achievements is a dream for every student in their educational career. Students with achievements are a general term applied to students who have achievements and contributions to the University and the surrounding environment. Achieving achievements in various fields is certainly not an easy thing. It takes effort and hard struggle from someone to achieve their achievements. Many often think that what a person achieves is an ability that is obtained as a sign that there is hard work behind it. They do not realize that what has been achieved, is the fruit of hard work and effort that is pursued with full dedication and perseverance. (14/12/2022)
Having an achievement is a matter of pride for anyone who achieves it. Of course, it is not easy to get it, various processes and failures have been passed to reach the stage where achievements can be achieved. Faradita Putri Aura Maharani, a Semester III student of the Department of Communication Studies at the Denpasar Universitas Pendidikan Nasional – Bali has just made a proud achievement, in holding the 2022 Student Creative Festival which was held by the Indonesian Press Council. Aura won 1st place in the Video category with the theme “If I Were a Journalist” beating other participants from various universities in Indonesia.
The 2022 Student Creative Festival which is being held by the Indonesian Press Council itself is holding activities with two themes, namely “If I Were a Journalist” and “Hope for the Press Council” with two categories, namely Feature Writing and Short Videos. Participants are allowed to upload their works to the media, there is no limit to the number of works sent as long as they comply with the provisions of the existing theme. Aura started her journey in participating in the Festival by entering the Feature Writing category. Having doubts about her ability to write, Aura sent another piece of work to the Short Video category.
More than two weeks after submitting her work, Aura received information that she was included in the top five nominations in the short video category. He then received an e-mail invitation to attend the 2022 Press Council Award (ADP) which was held at The Trans Luxury Hotel, Bandung on Monday, December 12, 2022. The activity was also attended by the Republic of Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security, Mr. Prof. Mohammad Mahfud MD, Governor of West Java, Mr. Moch. Ridwan Kamil and Plt. Chairman of the Press Council M. Agung Dharmajaya.
“Initially I was hesitant to attend, considering my name was in the top 5 but not at number 1, so I thought I would only get the champion,” he said in an interview with the Public Relations team of the National University of Education
He feels that the list of names that are among the top 5 at the 2022 Student Creative Festival are great people, which are still very far away when compared to his experience so far. So, it’s impossible to get a satisfactory ranking in the event. However, thanks to her faith and curiosity, Aura decided to attend the awarding night event that invited her. unexpectedly, with disbelief, it turned out that he was the one who got first place in the competition.
“I didn’t expect it, it turned out that I won 1st place, everything seemed like it was not in vain,” he said
“All of this is certainly not because I am alone, many friends, family, and also lecturers at the National Education University support my steps” he continued enthusiastically while telling his experience while leaving for Bandung which was his first flight at that time.
Through the achievements she has achieved so far, Faradita Putri Aura Maharani hopes to continue to develop her abilities even better. What he has achieved now is a valuable experience that will be a motivation to keep moving forward. Great appreciation is given by the University of National Education for the achievements Aura has achieved, and hopefully, this will be a motivation for Faradita Putri Aura Maharani, students, and the younger generation to be able to continue learning and strive for other achievements both inside and outside the country.