BOGOR CITY- Torch of the 18th Asian Games in 2018, finally arrived in the City of Bogor, Tuesday (08/14/2018). Brought from Cianjur District using airtight small lanterns, eternal flames from New Delhi, India and Mrapen, Grobogan, Central Java were handed over at the Office of the Mayor of Bogor Mayor Bima Arya, Jalan Pajajaran, Central of Bogor, Bogor City from the 2018 Asian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) to Bogor Mayor Bima Arya.
All elements of the Muspida leadership were present to receive the arrival of the flame of the torch including the Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara, a number of national artists and former athletes, hundreds of runners from several communities, communities and the media.
Before being brought by the Minister of Communication and Information as the first runner to become the Torch Bearer, the eternal fire was removed from an airtight lantern and then transferred to a fire stick which would be taken to run around the city of Bogor.
On that occasion the Mayor of Bogor Bima Arya revealed that the City of Bogor was proud to be able to welcome the torch of the 2018 Asian Games. The enthusiasm of the citizens, he said, was a picture of the people's support for the successful implementation of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
"Minister (Menkominfo), there are eight athletes in the City of Bogor who will compete in the Asian Games. This is also a form of encouragement for our athletes from the City of Bogor. And God willing, the Muspida will support and invite all citizens to succeed the Asian Games," Bima asserted.
Hopefully, with the coming of this torch flame not only as a form of enthusiasm to support the Asian Games. But also the spirit to continue to promote sports in Indonesia.
"The city of Bogor, the city of sports. The city of Bogor, the city of runners. The city of Bogor will continue its efforts to make the community healthy," he said.
The Asian Games fire crossed with a distance of 11 KM from the official residence of the Mayor of Bogor to Pajajaran, Jambu Dua, Ahmad Yani roads, Sudirman roads, Jalak Harupat road to Kujang Monument then to Bogor Palace and ended at Bogor City Hall. (Dn / Humas-SZ Team)