Agam regency as the tourism destination of fostered-village Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Barat (UM Sumatera Barat) accomplished to get the achievement on Anugerah Pesona Indonesia (API) 2021 competition through Buya Hamka Museum in Agam. The museum won second place in the Historical Site category, Tuesday (30/11).
The Rector of UM Sumatera Barat, Dr Riki Saputra, MA, congratulated Agam regent, Andri Warman, and all communities, especially in Agam regency and Sumatera Barat generally, for this achievement. “Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Barat as a strategic governmental partner will always support the Local Government in the local development strategies and empowerment of the community,” he said.
He explained that UM Sumatera Barat wholly supported Buya Hamka Museum succession at API 2021. It was the first time for Agam regency to follow the competition and won second place at the national level. “As in previous year, we supported Limapuluh Kota regency as it was the first time following the competition and alhamdulillah it won as the second place in Customary Village category in Sarugo tourism village. It portrayed our commitment as a higher education institution which is not only being an ivory tower but also continue to be a water tower which is beneficial for the broader community,” the young rector said.
The Vice-Rector III and the chair of the supporting team Agam towards API 2021, Moch Abdi SE MM mentioned Anugerah Pesona Indonesia had been conducted since 2016, and it is the 6th year. “API Awards 2021 becomes the first award followed by Agam regency, after passing a thorough selection process from the competitors all over Indonesia. Buya Hamka museum located in Agam regency was nominated as the Most Popular Historical Site. The process has been conducted from 1 July 2021 to the end of October 2021,” he said.