Endeavor of the Denpasar Education Council (DPKD) increasingly moves ahead. Having made cooperation with the NPO in Japan, the Council then explores similar cooperation with the Indian Cultural Center (ICC).
It was revealed in the meeting held at the Bali Coffee 63 on Jalan Veteran Denpasar, Wednesday (Sep 11). Such informal meeting was attended by Chairman of the Denpasar Education Council, Dr. Putu Rumawan Salain, Secretary IB Sedana Manuaba, senior figure I Gusti Kompyang Pujawan and others. Meanwhile, the ICC Bali was represented by Dr. Manju Singh and a yoga teacher Mukesh Kumar Yadav. Besides, the meeting was also attended by Chairman of the Indonesian Tourist Guides Association (HPI) of Bali, Sangtu Subaya Dana and Chairman of the Vocational Principal Cooperation Assembly of Denpasar, Nyoman Selem Darmana.
According to Rumawan, the ICC Bali had many programs of activities that could be synergized with the Denpasar Education Council in the field of education and culture. To that end, in the initial assessment he wished to have a fundamental commitment to develop the noble intentions even further.
Moreover, between India and Bali had a lot of similarities like in the majority of the Hindus, culture, the existence of dance, music, literature and so on.
The spirit of the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata, for example, was expected to further accelerate the process of the cooperation. India itself as told by Dr. Manju had several cooperation programs that would be offered to the Bali side.
Basically, said Dr. Manju as the Director of the ICC Bali, his party was very interested to make cooperation. In the near future, his party would organize Ramayana ballet in a number of places in Bali where one of them would be at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar.
Previously, the Denpasar Education Council and the ICC had made cooperation, such as by inviting the ICC to Saraswati Day celebration and Painting Competition. By all means, the existing cooperation should be improved in the future, both in terms of quality and quantity. (BTN/055)