DENPASAR – The 12th annual Sanur Village Festival in 2017 (SVF 2017) will be held from 9-13 August 2017 which will present an awakening festival by realizing, kindling and sharing the nation unity spirit with Bhinneka Tunggal Ika or Unity in Diversity values.
The chairman of SVF Ida Bagus Gde Sidharta Putra, mentioned that lately various issues in the country has moved community elements to acknowledge the difference in Indonesia’s united soul. But this condition does not mean people just stand still and gradually let this differences create disharmony in unity. SVF as a festival that is based on “The new spirit of heritage”, realizes that the Unity in Diversity value is an important part of the moral movement that should be grown continually.
“Re-strengthening the values of Bhineka Tunggal Ika is a nations awakening process. The extensive hatred and violence in both the cyber and real world has kindled awareness, as these a threats to the nations unity. SVF with its programs attempt to create an “awakening festival” by sending out good messages for nation unity with its Unity in Diversity values.
During its journey, SVF 2017 always features cultural diversity in its programs with Art and Culture Ambassadors from Indonesian archipelago, showing that the Sanur community is very open to all Indonesian citizens. This fact also supported by international community to come to visit each year. SVF considered The Unity in Diversity value is relevant, so it has been chosen as the theme for the festival, as part of the embodiment of love for the nation”, he said.
SVF 2017 programs also place the spirit of state unity and nationalism in the form of symbols, images, and messages according this context. The public visiting SVF can hopefully become an integrated part in this awakening process.
According to Sidharta Putra, similar to previous festivals, aside from Indonesian music, the main stage will also feature cultural and art performances and other attractions that will entertain visitors while enjoying various snacks and drinks from the food bazaar.
“The joy and togetherness of acknowledging all the differences we have will be reflected in the stage witnessed by thousands of spectators. Therefore we always try to show the best,” said Sidharta Putra.
Further in his position as Chairman of PHRI (Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association) and Badan Promosi Pariwisata (Tourism Promostion Body) of Denpasar City, SVF is not only owned by the Sanur community but has become the pride of all who support tourism promotion at a colossal level. SVF publication has been recognized nationally and internationally, and is one of the preferred destination for domestic and international tourists, aside from the locals. (*/BPN)