BOGOR CITY - Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil is committed to bring this province with a population of nearly 50 million to become the most tolerant region of diversity in ethnicity, race, culture and religion. Emil, his nickname, ensures that the expression of diversity gets the widest place in West Java.
He said this when attending the Cap Go Meh party Bogor Street Festival, on Otista street in Bogor City, Tuesday (2/19/19).
"From Bogor we are committed to strengthening our unity. I am very proud that today the city of Bogor shows its Indonesia as a representative of West Java," Emil said.
Indonesia is the largest country that has ethnic, religious and cultural differences. But according to Emil, we are a nation that looks for similarities from these differences.
"Our nation will be destroyed and messed up if they are always looking for differences," he said.
Bogor Street Celebration The Festival of Cap Go Meh 2019 people's party is not only a cultural event and a religious symbol, but more than that, a national heritage or hereditary tradition. With the aim of uniting the nation in this annual momentum.
The event, which has been held since noon, includes Drumband Pusdikzi, Hadroh, Lighting, FADE IN, Indian Culture Parade, South Sulawesi Kipas Dance, Nacha San Thay Zhe, Tainan City, Reog Singo Ngumboro, Ponorogo, Wayang Landus Ciamis, Dipokersen , Bogor City, Bali Barong Keket, Ngarot, Indramayu, KAWANUA Community, Ratha Yatra Train, Harekhrisna Cisarua Bogor Community, Ogo-Ogoh Pure Bumi Natha Shakti, Brimob Regiment 2, Pioneer and Liong-Barong Art Parade. Thousands of people overflowed along the road which was closed for traffic.
"Hopefully this cultural celebration will become a pride and I thank the Ministry of Tourism starting next year this festival will become a national agenda. We must support the event that unites us with the spirit of Indonesia" Emil said.
The event which also presented a variety of dance and live music shows was attended by Bogor Mayor Bima Arya, representatives from Kemenpar, West Java Regional Police Chief, Commander of Siliwangi III, to Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Prakash Gupta.