Ten Indonesian students and one Indonesian school received awards in "the 2019 Lidice children fine art competition” from the Czech Republic government. The awards were given by the Czech Republic Ambassador to Indonesia Ivan Hotek, Thursday (14/02/2019) at the residence of the Ambassador of Czech Republic in Jakarta. More than 20,000 art works by children from 79 countries were entered in the competition this year. From Indonesia, out of 336 entries that took part, only one student received The Medal whereas nine other received the Honorable Mention. The Medal was awarded to Kennard Alvaro Hadinata, the student of Nirvana Visual School, Surabaya, East Java.
“So, as I said, this competition was created to commemorate victims of the second world war in the Czech village Lidice. And, to commemorate to all of us that usually during each conflict, the most suffering people are ladies and children. And, that is why we have to do everything in this modern world to prevent conflict. It doesn’t matter if you are Christian, if you are Muslim or if you are Budist. In the end, everyone suffers the same,” said Ivan Hotek.
In addition to ten Indonesian children receiving the awards from the competition, one Indonesian school, Fajar Hidayah Islamic school was awarded a plaque of acknowledgement for their work in helping educate orphaned children. The ambassador asked all participants to re-enter the competition next year and encourage their class-mates to do the same. (VOI/LISA/AHM)