BANDUNG - West Java joined and celebrated "Harmoni Indonesia 2018", an event to strengthen nationality, strengthening Indonesia, which was centered at Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Senayan, South Jakarta, Sunday (05/07/2018) morning. From Bandung, the teleconference connects Bandung's Dago Cikapayang Park and Senayan.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said "Indonesian Harmony 2018" was to voice 73 Years of Independent Indonesia. Because of this activity involved thousands of students from all universities throughout Indonesia and held simultaneously in 34 provincial capitals in Indonesia, then 15 other cities, as well as eight cities abroad.
In overseas, the activities held in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, the appointment of time or the time is not much different from in Indonesia.
Through of Harmoni Indonesia, President Joko Widodo reveale d that he wanted to encourage the athletes who competed in the 2018 Asian Games.
"We want the 2018 Asian Games to successfully prepare it, the implementation, and success of the achievements our athletes later," he said.
Jokowi emphasized that through this activity he wanted to express the spirit of unity, harmony and nationality. Because this is all the biggest asset of the Indonesian people.
"We are enthusiastic, so that we are aware, understand, that the unity is our nation's greatest asset," he added.
Meanwhile, Daily Implementer (Pj) Governor of West Java H. Mochamad Iriawan said the same thing. He said that Indonesia is a pluralistic country.
So, Iriawan said it needs to be "refreshed" again the spirit of "Unity in Diversity", which is meaningful, although diverse but essentially the Indonesian nation is still a unity.
"As the President said, this event is important in strengthen nationality, strengthening all elements of society, throughout Indonesia, linked to Indonesia's independence to 73 years, and also encourages Indonesia as the 2018 Asian Games," said Iriawan.
Regarding to the 2018 Asian Games, Iriawan said, specifically there are several venues for a number of sports in West Java.
"So, I urge the entire community to succeed," Iriawan asked, who is familiarly called Iwan.
West Java itself is the location for organizing 5 sports, including Mountain Bike (MTB) and Roadrace, Paragliding, Kano Slalom, and Soccer.
With 9 venues, Kano Slalom sports were held in the Majalengka Range Dam. MTB Bike Racing will be held at Bumi Ayu Resort Area, Jalancagak, Subang Regency. While roadrace bicycle racing was held in the lane of Subang Regency, Purwakarta, Karawang, then finished in Subang again (route Dolog - Purwakarta-Karawang - Jalan Cagak).
The Paragliding Sports was held at Gunung Mas Puncak in Bogor Regency. There is also a venue for soccer in the Bekasi City Patriot Stadium, Wibawa Mukti Bekasi Regency, Pakansari Stadium, Bogor Regency. There is also the GBLA Stadium in Bandung City,and the Si Jalak Harupat Stadium in Bandung Regency.
Regarding this Venue, Iwan said that the whole was 99 percent ready. In the next few days, he also plans to check the final readiness of the venues.
"I urge the public to participate the success of the 2018 Asian Games. The government cannot work alone, this needs to be supported by the participation of all levels of society. Because if it succeeds in holding the 2018 Asian Games, Indonesia has the opportunity to host the Olympics in 2032," he said.
Then the 2018 Asian Games, said Iwan, also became an event for the Indonesian Nation to show the nation's noble values. Therefore, Iwan invited all communities, stakeholders and community and religious leaders, together to work together to fight for the unity of the Republic of Indonesia.
"Allah SWT always with us in the task of carrying out our respective duties and functions for the Indonesia we love," he said. Iwan also expressed his gratitude to the community, especially the people of West Java who have participated in this "Indonesian Harmony 2018".