Suara.com – The commemoration of the 43rd anniversary of the National Crafts Council (Dekranas) at the Santika Hotel Medan, Tuesday (16/5/2023), which was directly attended by the First Lady, Iriana Joko Widodo, was lively. Medan’s readiness to host this grand event has also received praise and appreciation from many parties.
In addition to enlivening ethnic dance performances combined with fashion shows made from cloth typical of regions in Indonesia, the event was also attended by Dekranas Chairperson Wuri Ma’ruf Amin, all Dekranas officials, Provincial Dekranasda, Mayor of Medan Bobby Nasuton, Head of Dekranasda Medan Kahiyang Ayu Bobby Nasution and all district/city Dekranasda officials throughout Indonesia, this event was enlivened by the appearance of a top artist, Ari Lasso.
The commemoration which was attended by 1,496 invitees from all over Indonesia was marked by the cutting of the tumpeng by the First Lady. In addition, Iriana Joko Widodo officially opened the New Entrepreneurship Training and inspected the Dekranas 43rd Anniversary Expo at Benteng Square.
In this event, several Provincial and Regency/City Dekranasda Chairpersons in Indonesia also presented clothing made from regional specialties. The fashion show, which was accompanied by songs and dances, included the Head of the Medan Dekranada, Kahiyang Ayu Bobby Nasution and the Chair of the West Java Dekranasda Atila Praratya.
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The Mayor of Medan, Bobby Nasution, in his welcome address expressed his gratitude for choosing Medan City as the host for this national event. According to him, this election shows concern for craftsmen in Medan to grow and develop to advance Indonesia in the future.
“We have great hopes that with this commemoration the craftsmen in Medan will continue to grow and develop,” hoped Bobby Nasution.
On that occasion, Bobby Nasution also apologized if during the trip at several points in Medan City he experienced inconvenience due to the ongoing construction process.
“We will continue to improve ourselves in the future to be even more successful in carrying out national and international events,” he said.
Commemoration of the 43rd Anniversary of Dekranas, at Hotel Santika Medan, Tuesday (16/5/2023). (Doc: City Government of Medan)
Meanwhile, Dekranas Chairperson Wuri Ma’ruf, in his remarks expressed his gratitude to the First Lady for attending the Anniversary Commemoration. In particular, he also thanked the Dekranasda of North Sumatra and Medan who were willing to host and successfully carry out this grand event.
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He hopes that at the age of 43, Dekranas will be more productive and creative in providing the best service to the nation and state. For this reason, his party continues to carry out various training programs to improve the welfare of the craftsmen.
According to him, currently the presence of craftsmen in the area is reduced. This is due to regeneration not going well.
“Therefore, we will continue to carry out programs to give birth to new entrepreneurs,” he said.
Apart from the solemn procession of cutting the tumpeng, this event was also lively. The appearance of the top singer, Ari Lasso, was very entertaining. The invitees were quite entertained and joined in singing along.