President Joko Widodo was accompanied by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo together with Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Mufidah Jusuf Kalla, Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, attending the Guinness World Records Poco-Poco dance world record breaking event at Silang Monas Square, Jakarta.
The activity initiated by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo as OASE Trustee of the Cabinet Kerja was held with 65 thousand participants, consisting of members of the military, national police, ministries and institutions, students, representatives across religions, to the community.
The President and Mrs. Iriana also joined the dancer team and joined in the Poco-Poco dance with the participants spread from Monas Cross to Semanggi Square. Not to forget, the Head of State also encouraged the participants before the activity began. "Congratulations, hopefully we are all healthy, our people are healthy, our country is strong," said the President.
Before the record-breaking was carried out, the President and Mrs. Iriana together with all the participants first carried out the rehearsal procession as one of the conditions proposed by Guinness World Records.
At 06.46 WIB, the Poco-Poco dance world record-breaking began and was marked by the siren button press, which was carried out together by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo, Mrs. Hj. Mufidah Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture of Mrs. Puan Maharani, and Minister of Health Mrs. Nila Moeloek.
The record-breaking which was pioneered by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Indonesian Cultural Creation Sports Federation (FOKBI) was also held to promote the Asian Games and Asian Paragames 2018. (biro pers )