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President Joko Widodo Asks for All Indonesians to Promote Asian Games

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President Joko Widodo took the initiative to inflame the spirit of Asian Games VXIII 2018 by wearing an Asian Games themed jacket while receiving a visit of representatives of the Organization of Intra Senior High School students with achievements at Bogor Palace, West Java, on Thursday (4/5) ). At the back of the jacket there is an illustration of some sports that will be contested. Above the illustration, it is read 'Asian Games' in big white letters. There is an ornament with Asian Games XVIII logo covering the front part of the jacket. At the right arm of the jacket, it is read 'Indonesia'. Jokowi explained that he was wearing the jacket to promote the 2018 Asian Games. The President, accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno and Education Minister Muhadjir Effendi, said, this is a joint obligation to promote the Asian Games, so that all the people should have a sense of belonging towards this great event. The jacket worn by Jokowi is designed by a local manufacturer of “Never too Lavish” brand. It also designed another Jokowi’s jacket worn when riding a motorcycle to Sukabumi, West Java, early last month. Jokowi invites the whole community to jointly promote the Asian Games. The head of state also appealed to the Minister of the Working Cabinet to follow in his footsteps to promote the Asian Games. On that occasion the President also gave quizzes to the student representatives with bike prizes. Meanwhile, Minister of Youth and Sports-Menpora Imam Nahrawi said, he was impressed to see the Asian Games Jacket worn by President Joko Widodo. Imam Nahrawi admitted that he first saw the jacket then and said it is an innovation of President Jokowi. The action needs to be followed by ministers to heads of regions to promote the Asian Games. The 2018 Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang from 18 August. Jokowi has requested in a limited cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace Jakarta that the promotion of Asian Games is encouraged . 

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