Surabaya hosts NU youth congress
SURABAYA: The 13th Nahdlatul Ulama Youths Association (IPPNU) Congress was officially opened by Vice President Hamzah Haz at the Haj boarding school in Surabaya on Thursday. It will last until Sunday.
Minister of Religious Affairs Said Agiel al-Munawar, the chairman of NU Hasyim Muzadi as well as the governor of East Java Imam Utomo also attended the opening.
In his speech, Hamzah spoke about natural resource ownership in the country.
Hasyim urged the youths to focus on getting a better education instead of getting involved in politics.
The ceremony was disrupted when photographers and cameramen staged a protest after being banned from taking pictures.
During the congress, delegates will elect IPPNU's new chairperson. -- JP