Suara.com – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) also held a ceremony for the 77th Independence Day (HUT) of the Republic of Indonesia at the State Palace on Wednesday (17/8/2022).
At the moment of commemoration of the historical event of the Proclamation of Independence, Jokowi and his ranks of officials solemnly participated in a series of ceremonies. At that time, Jokowi also grabbed attention with the clothes he wore, namely the traditional Dolomani clothing from Buton, Southeast Sulawesi.
Not only that, the Indonesian Independence Day ceremony at the State Palace holds a myriad of unique facts that make this year’s celebration of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia special and different from the previous ones.
In fact, the figure of a child singer who went viral because of the song ‘Ojo Dibanding-Bandingke’, Farel Prayoga was also present in the same field with the President.
Not only Farel, Ayumi Putri Sasaki, a Banyuwangi child, appeared as a tray bearer at the Flag Lowering Ceremony at the Merdeka Palace
The following are unique facts related to the 77th Indonesian Independence Day ceremony at the State Palace.
1. Jokowi and Iriana’s clothes grab attention
President Jokowi attended the ceremony of the 77th Indonesian Independence Day with his wife, Iriana Joko Widodo. The two of them looked so well matched that they attracted attention because of the clothes they were wearing.
As for the President this time, he chose Dolomani clothes, which are often worn by the sultans of Dolomani, Southeast Sulawesi. The Dolomani traditional dress carries the red and white color like the Indonesian flag accompanied by motifs that are rich in meaning.
No less interesting, Iriana wore a blue traditional dress and detailed gold motifs accompanied by an equally gold crown.
2. Not wanting to lose, Erick Tohir wears NTT traditional clothes
Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir also did not want to be outdone by Jokowi, who looked stunning in traditional Nusantara clothes.
Haru Abah Lala’s tears during the song “Ojo Dibinke” made the State Palace ambyar
On this 77th Indonesian Independence Day, the famous businessman wears the traditional clothes of the people of East Nusa Tenggara.
Uniquely, Erick is not part of the ethnic group living in the islands, because he is of Lampung-Jabar descent. This was done by Erick to appreciate the culture outside the culture that Erick upholds.
“We are Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, NKRI, differences are a strength, even though I am half Lampung, half West Java, I appreciate the culture of other tribes,” said Erick when met after the ceremony.
3. Andike Sry Mutia becomes the ceremony officer
The celebration of the 77th Indonesian Independence Day at the State Palace this year was led by the commander of the ceremony, namely Marine Colonel (F) Andike Sry Mutia, S.Sos.
Andike holds the position of Commander of the Marine Education Center of the Indonesian Navy’s Kodikopsla Kodikla. The figure of the Navy officer graduated from the Naval Academy in 1993.
Previously, he served as Commander of Lanal Kendari under Lantamal IV Makasar
4. After winning the AFF, Jokowi invited the U-16 National Team
Thanks to their achievements when competing in the 2022 AFF U-16 Cup, Jokowi invited the U-16 Indonesian National Team to take part in the 77th Indonesian Independence Day ceremony. The Garuda squad in their proud clothes lined up with the President.
Through this moment, Jokowi had the opportunity to meet Iqbal Gwijangge, the captain of the U-16 national team who managed to lead his team to the championship position. Not only that, Iqbal won the title of the best AFF U-16 2022 player because of his performance as a defender and guarding the Garuda squad’s defense line from opponent attacks.
5. Farel Prayoga was invited by Jokowi to enliven the State Palace
The figure of the child singer Farel Prayoga also enlivened the ceremony of the 77th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia at the State Palace. The junior dangdut figure from Banyuwangi was invited by the President to sing his flagship song, ‘Ojo Dibanding-Bandingke.’
Farel managed to shake the State Palace with his characteristic lilting voice. This is proven by Jokowi’s line of ministers who are made to sway to the strains of Farel’s song.
Contributors: Armand Ilham