Didik Nini Towok and Sujiwo Tejo in Rembug BudayaThe latest Indonesia is a country that insult. This regard as delivered by Drs. Suko Widodo, M.Si, a media expert of Airlangga University in an event so-called Rembug Budaya "Rediscover Indonesia". The event organized on Friday (29/Dec/2016) took place at UB TV Studio of Brawijaya University.
In addition to Suko Widodo, attended also as speakers were Sujiwo Tejo, Didik Nini Towok, Trie Utami, Yusri Fajarm Agus Sunyoto and Ahmad Imron Rozuli. According to Widodo, Indonesia today is a country that is often condemned by its society. "If it is called as an insult country, yes this is our face. A vague country. Initiated from UB, let start a more productive than merely an insult country," he said.
While from the perspective of art of dancing, Didik invited youths to understand the variety of Indonesian art. "Indonesian art is diverse, each tradition has its own regulation. Please do not at cross check and mixed, let we appreciate each tradition," he explained. He also regretted the lack of communities' appreciation towards Indonesian cultural diversity. "Be wise in understanding the cultural diversity of Indonesia," he said.
According to Trie Utami, what missing from the present is mutual cooperation and togetherness. "Around 40 years ago, there is still a civilization, politeness and manners. If you want to find Indonesia, it is in Nusantara safe deposit. Indonesia is there," he affirmed.
Head of Convener of UB's 54th anniversary, Prof. Dr. Unti Ludigdo, Ak explained that the event is an effort to caring Indonesia. "Whether Indonesia is sick? Certainly it becomes our concern that recently Indonesia is losing of identity. How we talk about Indonesia, perhaps could be discussed in this event," he added.
He also mentioned that UB is also responsible to maintain Indonesia. "Works produced by UB are aimed to raise the dignity of Indonesia," he added. He also expected the event will provide mutual understanding to rediscover Indonesia. [Vicky/Humas UB/trans. Denok]