DENPASAR, Bali – The Indonesia National Army (TNI) holds number of activities to celebrate its 73rd anniversary which falls on October 5, 2018. One of which is holding Gemu Famire exercise simultaneously in all over the country on Tuesday, September 4, and followed by 346,829 participants, consisting of representatives from the TNI, Polri (Indonesian police) and their families, various components of the society and a number of other relevant agencies.
For the territory of Kodam IX / Udayana, the exercise was also carried out simultaneously in three provinces, namely in the Korem 161/Wira Sakti of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) involving 6,137 participants. In the Korem 162/Wira Bhakti of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) with 2,300 participants, and in the Korem 163/Wira Satya, Bali with 6,324 participants. So in total, the activity under Kodam IX/Udayana reaching 14,761 participants.
“The objective of the implementation of the activity, in addition to preserving Indonesian culture through Gemu Famire, is also to break the Indonesian Museum of Record (MURI),” said TNI Commander Marshal TNI Hadi Tjahjanto via video teleconference from the TNI Headquarters, Jakarta.
Meanwhile, specifically for the Korem 163/Wira Satya Bali, the joint exercise was held at Puputan Margarana Niti Mandala, Renon, Denpasar, which was led directly by Commander IX/Udayana Maj. Gen. Benny Susianto, SIP.
“This activity is very positive, in addition to maintaining physical fitness and getting to know more about national cultural arts. As well as to establish friendship and togetherness between TNI, Polri, and all components of society,” Benny Susianto said.
The exercise was also appreciated by Jaya Suprana, the founder of MURI, as well as being recorded for the category of the biggest number of participants of Gemu Famire.