ICECRD ACTIVITY – The Head of Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development invites all Heads of Balai, the Echelon III and IV, Prof (Research), researchers and all employees of the Center for Plantation Research and Development, Balittri, Balittri, Balittas, and Balit Palma attended the virtual Halal Bihalal event in order to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr 1441 H on Wednesday (5/27/20). The event was hosted by MC Rismayani, SP. from Balittro.
Chairperson of the Halal Bi Halal Committee Dr. Rustan Massina (Head of Program and Evaluation) reported the Virtual Halal Bihalal. Rustan would like to wish Happy Eid Al-Fitr 1441 H and apologize to the Head of Center and all participants who participated in the virtual Halal Bi Halal. He said that this is the first time the implementation of Halal bi Halal is done virtually / cannot face to face directly, but we can still friendship with each other virtually forgiving virtually.
Rustan also reported related Circular Letter (SE) from Balitbangtan regarding the contribution of the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, which was coordinated by KORPRI Ministry of Agriculture, the Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development has carried out two periods, namely April and May 2020. These contributions were distributed to group 1, contract workers, and residents around affected by Covid 19. Rustan expressed his concern over budget savings carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture in a Working Meeting with Commission IV of the Indonesian Parliament, so that the budget for the Plantation Research and Development Unit and its Technical Implementation Unit underwent two times austerity revisions to support the prevention of the Covid outbreak 19. Impact of savings this, among others, by laying off some of the daily freelance (THL), said Rustan.
Head of the Indonesian Center For Estate Crops Research and Development Ir. Syafaruddin, Ph.D. , in his remarks conveyed that this was an extraordinary experience for 30 years, the first virtual HBH was held in the scope of the ICECRD. Wisdom that can be taken including; many participants took part in webinar events during WFH / WFO in addition to knowledge and establishing friendship. Plantation Research and Development together with four (4) Balinya namely; Balittro, Balittri, Balittas, and Balit Palma must always be enthusiastic to contribute to the progress of the country.
In his remarks, Syafaruddin said that Balittro was very blessing to be excellent because within 2 months he had issued 3 Eucalyptus patents, usually it took at least 9 months to process 1 patent. Balittro must keep going forward, because innovation begins with imperfections. The products produced by Balittro together with the Center for Plantation Research and Development, on May 28, 2020 will collaborate with Kobayashi Japan, and establish a synergy of cooperation between Balittro, Balitvet, and Post-Harvest R&D Agency.
Syafaruddin hopes that Balittro’s success can become a spirit for the other 3 Balai to spur productivity. When Syafaruddin as the Head of Balittri, had been a reference in hatcheries and for 3 years in a row, became a destination for visits and learning places for Diklatpim participants conducted by PPMKP Ciawi, as well as a national standard for various events, meaning that Balittri had become a standard by the Head of Balittri who now you must stay motivated. Balit Palma still contributes with various products such as VCO oil that is beneficial to health and must always prepare superior coconut seeds which will be distributed by the Minister of Agriculture in the near future, which is planned to be shared by the President of the Republic of Indonesia.
Syafaruddin also said that the Head of Balitbangtan was fighting for a research performance budget to the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia for harmony between targeted outputs and budget savings. We do not worry if the research targets are not achieved, but we must remain enthusiastic and optimistic. The Center for Agriculture Research and Development will report outputs that have been achieved from January-March 2020 and the target output of activities after the April-December 2020 savings.
The virtual HBH event in the scope of the ICECRD was also filled with Tausiyah by Dr. Samsudin (middle researcher from Balittri) with the topic “wisdom behind the Covid 19 outbreak and budget savings”. In his Tausiyah Samsudin said that humans were nothing, everything was the power of Allah SWT, all sophisticated technology was defeated by a very small creature namely Covid 19 and all of this had been conveyed in the Qur’an that this virus was created by Allah SWT for warning of human pride.
Humans are being tested and all tests come from God, from these tests we are taught to be patient, to be even better. Patience is reflected in the way of gratitude and take wisdom for all His trials. Gratitude means thanking Allah SWT, God the Creator, and we will return to Him. After passing away, there are only three that we bring, namely: Shodakoh / Jariah practice, useful knowledge and prayers of pious children (both biological children, adopted children, or our students). So we have to fear continuously with istiqomah, so that we get the heaven of God Almighty. There are 3 groups of people who enter, those who believe in the way of Allah, those who are able to hold their anger, and those who forgive others, said Samsudin. (Web Team)