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    Cai Sa-Nusantara Wedding Tradition, Symbol of the Spirit of the Unity of the Republic of Indonesia


    CIMAHI-Kampung Buyut Cipageran (Kabuci) in Cimahi City held a unique tradition, Marriage of Cai sa-Nusantara (Marriage of Water throughout the archipelago). This tradition "mating" (uniting) water ("cai" in Sundanese) from all kabuyutan in the whole country.

    This tradition was followed by 135 kabuyutan from all over the archipelago who brought water to unite in one place. This means that the spirit of unity needs to be fostered in the frame of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI).

    The Governor of West Java represented the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ridwan Kamil, Mayor of Cimahi Ajay M Priatna, representatives of Regency / City Governments in West Java, Kabuyutan Cipageran, and Kabuyutan throughout the archipelago, as well as great guests from Bali, Yogyakarta, Solo, and Thailand were present and participated in this tradition.

    According to Emil - Ridwan Kamil's nickname, the tradition of Cai sa-Nusantara Marriage as a symbol of Indonesian unity must continue to be strong. Because the strength of unity and unity is a condition of a developed country.

    "With this tradition the spirit of unity was presented by cultural forums throughout the archipelago. One of them symbolically brought water from all over the archipelago to be placed in West Java as a symbol that Indonesian unity must be strong," Emil said while attending the Cai sa-Nusantara marriage tradition in Cipageran Kampung Buyut, Jl. Colonel Masturi, Cimahi City, Sunday (2/24/19).

    "Because it is a condition so that this country can progress and not be divided. I think that is the main message," he continued.

    For this reason, Emil hopes that through this tradition Indonesia's unity will be stronger. Sturdy traditions are also determined by the culture that continues to be nurtured and maintained, because it can show the identity and identity of a nation.

    "Because culture shows who we are. As long as we do not violate the Shari'a, I think we will support any culture in Indonesia," said Emil.

    Regarding culture, Emil is committed to continuing to foster the culture that exists in West Java. One of them is by building cultural infrastructure throughout West Java.

    "In five years we commit to building cultural infrastructure. We have budgeted all 27 regencies / cities in West Java, cultural centers will be built as in Cipageran," Emil explained.

    "Because we believe a great nation is a nation that respects its culture," he added.

    Character education through local culture and wisdom is also one of the programs to strengthen the character of the young generation of West Java. One of them is through the West Java Masagi program. West Java Masagi's implementation is all programs, both in the home, school and community environment that are able to grow the younger generation in West Java as cultured humans.

    "We, West Java Province, have prepared character education. Because we have formal schooling, the curriculum does not adequately face the future," Emil said.

    West Java Masagi comes from four values of delay. First, namely Surti is feeling, learning sensitive, or understanding something that is not spoken. The second value, namely Harti is learning to understand or understand.

    "The third, namely the value of Evidence means to show our existence with whatever we are. And the fourth, namely Bakti, like water flowing into society brings benefits," he said.

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