SURABAYA-A culture of peace, or reconciliation, can be built through honesty, sharing life, mutual respect, and caring for differences.
The Provincial Government of West Java, the Special Province of Yogyakarta (DIY), and the East Java Provincial Government, built the relationship through the harmonization of Sundanese-Javanese culture.
The Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) considered, it is not the time to raise the emotional issues of the past, including bringing up the Post Bubat event, or the Bubat War in the 14th century.
Despite Aher's words, the event was only written two centuries later, namely in the 16th century in a literary work entitled Kidung Su ?? a (Kidung Su y yana).
The following detailed information about the events of the war is almost impossible to know. Even if later there is writing that tells the incident completely, almost certainly the weight of the imagination of the work is much greater than the historical weight.
"Pasunda Bubat is history, an indelible empirical fact from the record of the Indonesian Nation." The Pasunda Bubat event should not be forgotten, but forgive the guilty party, remove the grudge of history, make peace with history, make it a lesson for past adverse events not to recur in the future, "said West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan, on an activity titled 'Harmony of Sundanese-Javanese Culture', at Bumi Hotel Surabaya, Tuesday (06/03/2018).
"Let us establish the harmony of Sundanese-Javanese culture as a unifying and strengthening the unity of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia," he said.
Moreover, continued Aher, there is a shared responsibility in building the nation of Indonesia for every element of the nation.
"There can be no more ethnic rifts because all are united for Indonesia," he said.
One form, or symbol of reconciliation, as well as cultural intimacy is to present the Sunda Road, and Jalan Prabu Siliwangi in the city of Surabaya.
A Road every day will be passed by the community to move. Thus, with cultural reconciliation in this way, it is hoped that it can bring together the ethnic Sundanese-Javanese which become an integral part in the daily life of society, within the framework of unity of unity and diversity in the scope of NKRI.
"This is cultural reconciliation, historical reconciliation, reconciliation between large ethnic Javanese and Sundanese, and of course this reconciliation is very great for the unity and unity of the nation," said Aher.
So even in West Java, the plan will also present Majapahit Street, and Hayam Wuruk Street that will exist in the city of Bandung.
Previously, DI Yogyakarta already has a street name nuanced West Java, namely Padjadjaran and Siliwangi Streets.
Through this cultural harmony, Aher hopes that there will be intimacy among the people of West Java, Central Java, and East Java, which is getting closer.
"Uniquely, in this political year that is busy with the issue of disunity, we are even united," said Aher.
The Prabu Siliwangi Street in Surabaya, accommodated from Gunungsari Street (partly), ranging from T-junction of Gajah Mada Street to the entrance of Gunungsari toll road.
Sunda Street is accommodated from part of Dinoyo Street starting from the intersection of Keputran Street (Keputran, Sulawesi, Dinoyo, Pandegiling Streets) to the fork of Majapahit Street (Street in front of Widya Mandala University Surabaya).