Show-off of UNIPMA‘s Garuda and Keris in 2018 Madiun Charismatic Night Carnival
Universitas PGRI Madiun (UNIPMA) participated in one of the grand events held by the Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports Department of Madiun, The 2018 Madiun Charismatic Carnival. The event which was held on Saturday, July 21st 2018 was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Madiun.
In this event, UNIPMA carried the theme “Pamor Dhawung Astranira Sang Garuda” which means “The Prestige of the Garuda's Keris Weapon”. This theme is represented by the show-off of two mascots, Garuda and Keris, worn by two UNIPMA students from the Economic Education Department and Biology Education Department. In addition to the two mascots, UNIPMA also brought 40 more other performers in its group, all of whom were UNIPMA students. According to Dr. R. Bekti Kiswardianta, M.Pd. as Deputy Chancellor III of UNIPMA who accompanied the group, UNIPMA's participation in this event was aimed rather at the people of Madiun City and surrounding areas to know and acknowledge the abilities, skills and achievements of UNIPMA students in the field of arts and culture. According to him, art and culture is an important aspect to the development of adolescents, especially to UNIPMA students