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This is RRI World -Service Voice of Indonesia with Mosaic of the Archipelago. Today, I’ll bring some information. First, “Merah Putih Sastra” Event Decorates Youth Pledge in Bali. Second,Pradi Opens 2018 Indonesian Machete Art Tournament. Thirdly, two ministers lead the beach cleaning in Kuta.

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The “Merah Putih Sastra” or “Red and White Literature” event decorated the 90th Youth Pledge Day celebration in Bali.This activity was held on the open stage of Ardha Candra, Taman Budaya Art Center, Denpasar, Bali on Sunday night (28/10).Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster said that the Youth Pledge was a historic moment, a milestone in the struggle of the Indonesian youth movement to gain independence from the hands of the invaders.On that historic day, Indonesian youths vowed in the importance of unity. This is the spirit of the Indonesian struggle for independence. Governor Koster also said that the future generation of the nation's struggle should remember and practice the noble values mandated in the Youth Pledge to participate in the development. The younger generation needs to place unity in every step. “Merah Putih Sastra” presents collaboration among artists across generations. More than 800 artists performed dance, song, motion, poetry, fashion, music and theater. He also urged the young generation of Bali to become environmental reformers and to be positive.

 

Deputy Mayor of Depok, West Java, Pradi Supriatna opened the 2018 Indonesian Machete Art Tournament (SGI) which was attended by various martial arts universities in Indonesia which took place in Depok on Sunday (28/10).He said that this tournament is quite interesting and rare, a combination of martial arts, arts and culture.He hoped the tournament can continue so that it can also preserve and empower machetes known to foreign countries.SGI Chairperson, Aunur Rofiq Lil Firdaus explained that the tournament was held in a bid to preserve national culture, the Machete Art. The tournament participants came from various regions in Indonesia by emphasizing the peculiarities of their respective regions.He also said that the tournament is expected to become a periodic agenda every year to compete with four numbers: Team Machete, Single Machete, Single Bare Hand, and Team Bare Hand. He will also fight for UNESCO so that machetes can become world cultural heritage.

 

Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno LP Marsudi led the beach cleaning activity in Kuta Beach, Bali on last Saturday in the sidelines of ‘Our Ocean Conference’ -OOC. Before starting the action, Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said that the sea is protected from the Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) Fishing side. She also asserted that Indonesia should not be inferior to the small countries in Africa that have not used plastic.So from now on, there are no more plastic bottles in the office, use gallons, and each brings a tumbler.

Meanwhile, Minister Retno LP Marsudi said that the clean beach activity is only a small contribution but could inspire people to clean the beach from plastic rubbish. Sea is not a garbage can. She said the spirit of Youth Pledge Day whose warning means unity and cooperation will be brought to the 5th OOC which will be held on 29-30 October 2018 in Bali.Previously, the two ministers along with several ambassadors of friendly countries also led the release 1,000 hatchlings activity at Kuta Beach.

That was Mosaic of the Archipelago.

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