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IPDN Governor Awards Honoris Causa Doctorate Degree to Megawati on International Women's Day.

Governor of the Institute of Public Administration (IPDN) Ermaya Suradinata bestowed the Honoris Causa Doctorate degree on the national figure who is also the 5th President of Megawati Soekarnoputri at the General Rudini Balairung of IPDN Building on Thursday (3/8).

The honorary degree award was also to commemorate the International Women's Day. According to Ermaya, Megawati Soekarnoputri was selected because the daughter of Proclamator Soekarno is considered as a strong Indonesian woman, a woman who inspires a lot. Ermaya also explained the role of Bung Karno in the history of IPDN.

'IPDN was founded by President Soekarno in Malang in 1956. At that time the higher education institution was named Academy of Public Administration (APDN),' she said.

Ermaya added that IPDN regularly confers the Honoris Causa Doctorate degree since its establishment.

She also said the honorary degree is given under considerations, suggestions and opinions of the Commission of Expert Components consisting of noted figures like Abdul Malik Fajar, AM Hendropriyono, Rokhmin Dahuri, Bungaran Saragih, Dai Bachtiar, Bambang Kusowo, Muradi, Haryadi and a team of senate professors including the chairman and vice chairman of the Supreme Audit Board.

For Megawati it was the seventh honorary degree she received. Previously, she was conferred the Honoris Causa Doctorates degree by Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (2001); Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia (2003); Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Busan, South Korea (2015); University of Padjadjaran (2016); State University of Padang (2017); and Mokpo National University, Mokpo, South Korea (2017).

The 5th president of Indonesia said she was proud and touched because the honorary degree was given to coincide with the International Women's Day. She took it as a very special award.

'Happy women anniversary for those in Indonesia as well as in the world,' she said.

According to her, the commemoration of International Women's Day is an important history for women in the world and Indonesia as it is a momentum of political rights fulfillment for women.

'The commemoration (of International Women's Day) is a history of political rights fulfillment for women in the world. We have the same rights as men,' she said.

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Publication:The President Post (Jakarta, Indonesia)
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Date:Mar 31, 2018
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