BANDUNG-Community of Bandung witnessed a different appearance from the Gedung Sate and Gedung Merdeka on Monday night (24/10). Both of these iconic buildings glows blue. This is participation of the West Java Provincial Government in the commemoration of the anniversary of the United Nations to 71 under the theme "Turn Indonesia UN Blue" ( "blueing" of the UN Indonesia).
This Participation refers to the letter from the United Nations Information Centre in Jakarta No. A / 6-6 / 22-16 dated October 4, 2016 on the participation of the anniversary of the United Nations to 71. The commemoration was made by "blueing" with UN blue light irradiation to iconic building area on October 24, 2016 starting at 18:00 pm.
On the anniversary of the 70th United Nations, only the National Monument and Borobudur that light up in blue, this year the building is expected to participate are the Aceh Tsunami Museum, Monas in Jakarta, Gedung Merdeka in Bandung, Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta, Pura Taman Ayun in Bali, Khatulistiwa Monument in Pontianak, and Monument Bukit Asih in Manado.
According to the Head of Protocol and Public Relations Bureau, Drs. H. Sonny Adisudarma M.Sc., West Java Provincial Government responded positively to the letter of request submitted by Miss Sunaina Lowe Director of United Nations Informations Centre Jakarta, because the commemoration of the United Nations is to maintain and build momentum and further strengthen the good relations between the United Nations and Indonesia and also promote the message of peace, development and human rights.
Described by Director of United Nations Information Center in Jakarta, Sunaina Lowe in his letter, this is an opportunity for Indonesia to assert its close ties with the United Nations and to disseminate the message of global peace, development and human rights.
For blueing both buildings, West Java Provincial Government has the support from PT. Philips Indonesia to change Gedung Sate that during this day is colorful when the evenings, and Gedung Merdeka on 24 October there will be blue.