goodmorningpapua.com – The opening of the XVI Papua National Paralympic Week (Peparnas) will take place at the Mandala Stadium, Jayapura City, on Friday, November 5.
Issuing the theme “Light from the East Papua”, the opening ceremony of the 16th edition of Peparnas will start at 19:00 WIT or 17:00 WIB. The event will perform a different concept from the opening ceremony of the XX Papua National Sports Week (PON).
The combination of LED lights, fireworks, and the most attention grabbing attraction is the 500 drones that will decorate the ceiling of the Cenderawasih Earth.
A Head of the Opening and Closing Ceremony (OCC) of Peparnas Papua, Toton Hutomi, said hundreds of drones were imported from California and Dubai. In addition, the pilots were imported from Europe and Singapore.
Local and national artists who will participate in the opening ceremony of the biggest sport event in the country for athletes with disabilities, like Anggun, Nowela Mikhelia, and Edo Kondologit. Dances from various regions will also be performed, including from the host Papua.
On the other hand, as many as 779 joint officers consisting of the Papuan Police, Jayapura City Police, and the TNI will be present to ensure the security of the opening ceremony of the Papua National Park.
Considering that we are still in the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the opening ceremony of the Papua National Tourism Agency will implement strict health protocols. PB Peparnas provides invitations for VVIP as many as 20 cards, for line ministries and institutions 120 cards and for the public only 1,200 cards.
While the OCC and other event supporters numbered about 900-1,000 people. After carrying out an activity or event procession, the person concerned will immediately leave the location of the opening of the Peparnas XVI Papua.
PB Peparnas Papua will empower the use of videotron for people who cannot enter the Jayapura Mandala Stadium. Deputy Chair II of PB Peparnas XVI Papua Hans Hamadi said this was done considering that his party was limiting people from entering the Mandala Jayapura Stadium when the opening ceremony was held.
“So we have also coordinated with government officials at the lower level, namely the kelurahan to the RT and RW to hold a movie together for residents so they can witness the Peparnas opening ceremony,” he said.
According to Hans, apart from using videotron, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics has also instructed all television broadcasters to broadcast the opening and closing ceremonies of Peparnas live.
“This is done so that there are no crowds at the opening locations and other places,” he said.
Peparnas Papua is going to officially opened by Vice President Ma’ruf Amin who has departed from Jakarta since 06:00 WIB.
Ma’ruf Amin is expected to arrive at Sentani Airport, Jayapura Regency at 14.40 WIT. The Vice President and his entourage will be welcomed by the Regional Secretary of the Papua Province, Ridwan Rumukaun and the members of the Papua Province Regional Leadership Coordination Forum.
Meanwhile, the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy will welcome him at the entrance to the airport holding room.
Then, the Vice President and his entourage headed to Swiss-Belhotel Jayapura before finally inaugurating the opening of Peparnas Papua at the Mandala Stadium.