Three Telecom Guards in Remote Area and State Border Received Satya Lencana Awards
Three employees of Telkomsel received special awards during the peak of the 72nd anniversary of Bhakti Postel Day in Bandung. With a high commitment in building network infrastructure and community in remote area and state border, Priatna (Manager Youth and Community Analysis and Solution Development Area Pamasuka Telkomsel), Ridwan Kadir (Engineer Power System Operation Regional Maluku and Papua Telkomsel), and I Putu Sumartana (Supervisor Radio, Transport, and Power Operation Tual Aru Branch Ambon Telkomsel) received Satya Lencana awards in post and telecommunication field from government of the Republic of Indonesia.
Ridwan and Sumartana received Satya Lencana Development, while Priatna received Satya Lencana Wirakarya. The awards were given by Director General of Post and Information Technology Ahmad. M Ramli in Cisanggurung field, PT Pos Indonesia building (Museum Prangko), Cilaki street No. 73, Bandung.
Priatna (39 years old) had served several times in Nunukan district, Sebatik regency, North Kalimantan province that facing directly state border with Malaysia. He introduced and educated people over there regarding internet service for the community who lives in state border. He supported this and hope the economic activities of the local community over there could improve.
At the same time, Ridwan Kadir (41 years old) had served in various area in Papua, starting from Biak to Sentani. During his serving, he had to face nature challenge often such as dealing with large waves during on boat to various remote areas to guard the quality network in the area. He was one of the employees who joined the network expansion project in capital district (IKK) in Papua region in 2004. He was one of the employees who joined the network expansion project in capital district (IKK) in Papua region in 2004.
Another warrior, I Putu Sumartana (34 years old) was in charge to make sure the reliability of networking in five districts in Maluku province. He was also responsible for the availability of telecommunication access in untouched regions that have not received communication service yet, particularly the region that facing directly to Timor Leste border.
Bhakti Postel Day is commemorated every year and attended by Communication and Informatics Community which consists of government institute, telecommunication service providers and telecom practitioners, both active and retired from their service. The theme for this year is “Working Together To Actualize Digital Society Indonesia”.