SUKABUMI REGENCY-The Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan inaugurated Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Cultural Art Festival event, Saturday (9/12) at Radar Station TNI AU Field Sukabumi Regency.
In his speech, the Governor appreciated this festival event, because according to him the art and cultural aspects become part of the geopark itself, that is "diversity culture" and it is included in the assessment from UNESCO.
Aher believes that Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu will be recognized by Unesco as "Unesco Global Geopark", which he said will be announced in April next year and the inauguration will be in September.
Particularly for the art and cultural presence of this Ciletuh-Palabuanratu or what I call art and culture of "pakidulan", can perform at provincial events. They are not inferior to the appearance of other groups, says Aher.
Meanwhile, according to the Regent of Sukabumi, Marwan Hamami, that ciletuh-palabuanratu geopark has been well known in foreign countries, one of which thanks to the role of mass media in informing it into various media. Therefore, he is very grateful to the media crew while hoping to continue socializing the Ciletuh-Palabuanratu geopark.
Special Staff of Tourism Ministry, Regional Development of Tourism Investment, Kang Dadang, revealed that Tourism Ministry will continue to oversee the process of recognition of Unesco Geopark Ciletuh-Palabuanratu. In addition, we continue to support the development and improvement in this Ciletuh Geopark Area. It thus Kang Dadang pointed out because the leaders of the region, such as the Governor, regents and staff elements including the Provincial Office of Provincial Tourism and Culture Department very concern and very attention to the development and Ciletuh-Palabuanratu Geopark.
Opening of Culture Art Festival of Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Geopark, marked by sounding Angklung by Governor, Mrs. Netty Heryawan, Regent of Sukabumi, Marwan Hamami, West Java Head of Tourism and Culture Department, Ida Hernida.
Ida Hernida Cultural Festival event will showcase some uniqueness of art and culture of Ciletuh-Palabuanratu area, National Geopark Ciletuh Palabuhanratu in the form of typical exhibition of ciletuh, Cikuhuh cultural art show, pencak silat, lumping horse, bajidoran, cepet, waves of reggae, puppet show and opening ceremony. Variety of cultural arts that performed by Sanggar Art in 9 subdistricts located in the region Ciletuh, namely Ciracap subdistricts, Ciemas subdistricts, Surade subdistricts, Waluran subdistricts, Simpenan subdistricts, Palabuhanratu subdistricts, Cikakak subdistricts, Cisolok subdistricts, Jampangkulon subdistricts.