JAKARTA - After the inauguration of nine Elected Governors and Deputy Governor of the 2018 Simultaneous Regional Election, the Governors' wives were immediately appointed as ex-officio officials Chair of the PKK TP and Chairperson of the Provincial Dekranasda between 2018-2023 .
The inauguration program took place at the Indonesian Ministry of Interior Office Hall on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara Central Jakarta, Wednesday (5/9/18).
Chairman of the Central Dekranas Mufidah Jusuf Kalla, directly inaugurated the Chairmen of the Provincial Dekranasda, including the wife of the Governor of West Java, Atalia Praratya as Chair of the Dekranasda of West Java Province. And also present on this occasion were the First Lady and also the Protector of Dekranas, Iriana Joko Widodo.
In her remarks, Chairman of the Central Dekranas Mufidah Jusuf Kalla said the purpose of establishing the National Craft Council (Dekranas) are to explore, preserve and develop the cultural heritage of the archipelago. This is through the development of existing craft art to raises the dignity and welfare for the artist in Indonesia.
"The new Heads of the Provincial Dekranasda will certainly carry out this noble task, primarily to execute the results of the National Conference and National Meeting of Dekranas held every year," Mufidah said in her greeting.
"Therefore, I hope the new Heads of Provincial Dekranasda will arrange the management of the 2018-2023 tenure period and formulate the program of activities immediately." she hoped.
The preparation of the Dekranas management and programs, continued Mufidah, must be in line with the Dekranas AD-ART. In addition, Mufidah also requested a coordination between the Provincial Dekranasda and Regency / City for continuously improved, so that guidance for artist could be maximized, so, it can to improve the competitiveness of the handicraft products.
"In the end, Dekranas and Dekranasda institutions will become reliable institutions in their participation to welfare our artist," concluded Mufidah.
Meanwhile, on this occasion an inauguration was also held for the nine wives of the Governor, including Atalia Praratya as Chair of the TP PKK of West Java Province in 2018-2023. The inauguration was carried out directly by the Chairman of the Central TP PKK , Erni Guntarti Tjahyo Kumolo.
Atalia has'nt to comment much on this inauguration due to her health condition that meddle in postoperative recovery period, last weekend.