“For You, the Land of Papua” Festival Unites Cultural Diversity

goodmorningpapua.com – A Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) held the Festival ‘For you, the Land of Papua’. This event is a series of Teras Negeriku programs by means of national dialogue and cultural performances from Sabang to Merauke.

An Information and Communications Coordinator of Defense and Security of the Directorate General of Information and Public Communication (IKP) Kominfo, Dikdik Sadaka, explained that this activity aims to unite the diversity of Indonesian cultures. Then, eliminating differences and strengthening brotherhood among Indonesian children.

This activity, he continued, also aims to make Papua feel closer to all Indonesian people, even though it is far away from the eastern tip of Indonesia. “Papua must be close to our hearts,” said Dikdik.

            Meanwhile, a member of DPD (Senate), Yorrys Raweyai, assesses that there needs to be a spirit of togetherness and complementarity between the Papuan people and people in other areas in general.

 This senior legislator from Papua also asked the government to build a national character, especially regarding issues in Papua. The government needs to convince the people that Papua is an integral part of Indonesia.

 “Papua is part of Indonesia. The commitment to the life of our nation and state is final. This kind of activity (the ‘For You, Land of Papua’ festival) is one way to bring Papua closer to all Indonesian people,” said Yorrys.

The development of the land of Papua is now increasingly rapid. He explained that the roads in the interior villages of Papua are already accessible.

The implementation of PON XX also proves that Papua is capable of organizing a national grand event. Even Papua is successful in terms of organizers and athletes’ achievements.

Everyone hopes that Papua will become a leading and advanced province. He invited the Papuan people to be optimistic about building the land of Bumi Cenderawasih, accompanied by a spirit of togetherness with all Indonesian people.

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