02 September 2023
The celebration of the 78th Indonesian Independence Day at the Obi Site was successfully held in August 2023. Each business unit celebrated by organizing various competitions. Unlike previous years, this year's independence commemoration festivities included a business unit competition packaged into an Olympic event, dubbed the Harita Nickel Olympics. The purpose of this competition is to not only determine a winner but to also foster a sense of community.
The Harita Team is invited to reflect on notable events from the Indonesian Independence Day festivities, including unique, futuristic, humorous, and sacred moments. Additionally, it is important to consider what lessons can be learned from these experiences.
Take a look and explore the preservation of a traditional sport, Sepak Takraw, which is uncommon in major cities. Watching the sport played at the Obi Site, as seen at PT Halmahera Persada Lygend (HPL), provides a traditional sports experience. The game involves players playing with a rattan ball using their head, chest, and feet. Additionally, spectators can enjoy acrobatic movements like the somersault smash.
Building e-Sport-style Teamwork
One of the e-sports being contested is Mobile Legends. This online game is played on mobile by 10 players divided into 2 teams. The two teams, each consisting of 5 personnel, compete in strategy and agility. To win the games, good coordination, effective communication, and sound decision-making are required. These are also what we need at work, where good teamwork is the key to success.
Carnival as a Unity Event:
Celebrating Independence Day, PT Trimegah Bangun Persada (TBP) hosted entertaining competitions packaged in the Independence Carnival to make the festivities more. The Harita company held a variety of departmental competitions including costume contests, chants, tug-of-war, sack races, balloon dances, and cracker-eating contests. The objective was for all team members to return to work with a renewed perspective and improved cohesion.
Freedom to innovate
The CEO of PT Trimegah Bangun Persada Tbk, Roy A. Arfandy, said that the company's outstanding achievements would not have been possible without the support of its employees. Therefore, on behalf of the company, he expressed special appreciation to each individual who contributed through innovation and hard work. This was conveyed during the commemoration ceremony of the 78th Indonesian Independence Day at the office yard of 909 HPL on August 17, 2023.
"Through the nickel downstream industry on Obi Island, we will continue to make progress towards a better Indonesia. Certainly, the role of the young generation here will be crucial in realizing these aspirations," said Roy.