Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan expressed his appreciation to an Indonesian poet and short story writer Ajip Rosidi who has colored Indonesian literary world for 6 decades. In his speech via telephone at “Six (6) Decade Ajip Rosidi, Coloring Indonesian Literature” held at Auditorium Abdurrahman Saleh, RRI, Anies Baswedan said Ajip Rosidi is one example of the consistency of the nation's children in working especially in developing Indonesia’s literature.
“I would like to express my appreciation and congratulations to Pak Ajip who has dedicated 6 decades of his life to color Indonesian literature. 6 decades is not a short time for a human journey. 6 decades is a long journey for a man. But Ajip is consistently steadily continuing to pace the way that may be quiet for some. But for Pak Ajip this way is the way of work, the way of giving meaning. And let me as one of the citizens of Indonesia, one of the nation's children, who had always read and often find the name of pak Ajip, this night let me express my gratitude and appreciation,” Governor Anies Baswedan said.
Furthermore, Anies Baswedan also expressed his commitment to develop HB Jassin Literature Documentation Center which was submitted to Jakarta city government some time ago. According to him, the government is committed to continuing the management of HB Jassin Literary Documentation Center as well as developing it. Anies also promised to introduce Indonesian literary works to the millennial generation, although the current generation will continue with digital ink. (VOI/ndy/AHM)