As many as 36 members of Hizbul Wathan Qobilah and Kafilah Moh. Djazman of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (HW UMS) attended the opening ceremony of the HW National Gathering Camp or Perkemahan Silaturahim Nasional (PERSINAS). The departure of HW contingents was directly espoused by the Vice Rector IV for Al-Islam & Kemuhammadiyahan and Cooperation of UMS, Dr. M. Abdul Fattah Santosa, M.Ag. It was held at the Siti Walidah Main Building, on Monday afternoon (12/17/2018).
The HW cadres will join this event from 18-22 December 2018, at Bumi Perkemahan Cibubur Jakarta. Approximately 6,000 participants, who come from various regions in Indonesia, will play a part in this camp. One of the aims of PERSINAS is to commemorate the 1st century of the Hizbul Wathan Scout Movement in its work so far, as Muhammadiyah's scouting. It will gather all levels of students of Hizbul Wathan, ranging from Elementary School (SD) to Muhammadiyah Higher Education (PTM) in Indonesia, in Bumi Perkemahan Cibubur.
The involvement of HW UMS as the participant in this national agenda is accompanied by its appointment as the source team for Vertical Rescue. In addition, HW UMS with its special red beret will open a booth in during the exhibition to promote UMS and HW UMS itself. One of the unique artifacts displayed at the booth is the stick accompanied the HW UMS at Solo-Semarang foot trip in 2014.
"In addition to the exhibition of HW UMS activities, we also participated in promoting UMS on this national momentum," Putri Wirayanti as the booth coordinator explicated when interviewed.
Meanwhile, Rido Wahyudi, the Chairman of the Kafilah Moh. Djazman UMS, confirmed that HW UMS was asked to be the source team for Vertical Rescue at the event.
"We will be responsible for the simulation of Vertical Rescue at the opening and later as the presenter for ascending and descending material," Rido explained.
Furthermore, Ramanda Djumadi, the Chairman of Qobilah Moh. Djazman, expressed his intention in disseminating the roles and activities carried out by HW UMS. He also hoped that HW UMS as one of the pioneers of the future Hizbul Wathan in Muhammadiyah Higher Education will be successful and beneficial for the people.