On May 2, 2023, the Indonesian University of Education commemorated National Education Day by organizing a speech attended by lecturers, educational staff, and students at the Indonesian Education University. The event also included an exhibition of student artworks, held at the University’s Faculty of Art and Design Education (FPSD). The exhibition showcased the talents of different students, including Natasya, a D3 Nursing Study Program student at UPI who displayed a series of paintings that highlighted human self-expression and emotional states.
Natasya’s paintings depicted different aspects of human psychology, focusing on themes of noise in the mind, the impact of thoughts on emotions, and anxiety. Her paintings were intended to be a form of education on mental health and well-being, using visual art as a medium to convey important messages to the public. One of her paintings even depicted people enjoying wine as a form of healing for mental well-being.
The exhibition was a platform for students to showcase their talents and skills, as well as to contribute to the national education system’s goals of developing students’ potential to become good human beings. The event aimed to instill in students the values of believing in and fearing God Almighty, having noble character, being healthy, knowledgeable, capable, creative, independent, and being democratic and responsible citizens.
The event served as a great opportunity for students to develop their interests and talents while studying at tertiary institutions. It allowed them to contribute to the national education system’s goals while developing their skills and becoming well-rounded individuals.
In conclusion, the Indonesian University of Education’s commemoration of National Education Day in 2023 was a great success, with student exhibitions like Natasya’s providing a platform for students to showcase their talents and contribute to the national education system’s goals. The event highlighted the importance of developing students’ potential to become good human beings, and the role of education in shaping the future of Indonesia.