Social Affairs Ministry Holds Storytelling Event for National Children's Day
Friday, 23-July-2021 10:00
JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The series of events to commemorate National Children's Day (HAN) in 2021 continues. The "My Culture Storytelling" event filled the 2021 HAN series to invite children to learn together about Indonesian culture in a fun way.
"This event was held at the direction of Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini, so that Indonesian children are introduced Indonesian culture such as fairy tales, regional languages, regional dances, special foods, traditional clothes to typical tourist attractions in several regions in Indonesia," said Director of Child Social Rehabilitation Kanya Eka Santi in a written statement received by Netralnews on Friday (07/23/2021).
In addition, this event is also aimed at increasing children's interest in reading and hearing fairy tales from each region. Although not all cultures are displayed, but with some fairy tales, regional languages, regional dances, special foods, traditional clothes to tourist attractions this region can reintroduce how rich Indonesian culture is.
This event presents a famous storyteller in Indonesia, Rona Mentari who is familiarly called Kak Rona. Rona told a Jambi folk tale titled Kelingking.
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This is a fairy tale that tells the story of a small person who is able to repel giants who always disturb his village in a unique and courageous way. This fairy tale captured the attention of the children who were present virtually.
The enthusiasm of the children was seen when the fairy tale was told. They can answer several questions related to fairy tales, ranging from the area of origin of the fairy tale, the characters who play a role in the fairy tale to the moral message of the fairy tale.
One of the children, Bingen answered the moral message of the fairy tale. The moral message is that we should not underestimate people who are small.
"The message is very true. So if we have many limitations, whatever it is we should not be discouraged, because there must be advantages behind those limitations," explained Kak Rona.
This event was filled with children's performances, namely Naura Fatihah from Palembang who told a Palembang folk tale titled Jugil. This was followed by the performance of Arnesta from Alor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara who told the Alor folk tale titled Bunanema and Kallang Buri.
The event also featured videos of typical dances from several regions in Indonesia including the Malay Japin Dance from Sumatra, Panji Mask Dance from Cirebon, Indang Dance from West Sumatra, Pontatnu Dance from Sulawesi, Tor Tor Kreasi Dance from North Sumatra, Jaipong Dance from West Java, and Yapong Dance from Jakarta.
At the end of the event, the committee announced the winners of the Storytelling Contest and Dancing Contest for children. The storytelling category was won by Naura Fatihah from Palembang, Andi Azizah from Ciamis, Arnesta from Alor, Athifatur Zafira from Bengkulu and Eko Subagio.
Then the Dancing Competition category was won by Wijaya Barudak Creative House Overtime, Nikeisha Adhry Aurelia, Dira from Laskar Tari, Melaya, Naysa Nathaniela, Titen pandemic, and Khansza Nurani Tari Canting Mas.
"We hope that this event can invite children to learn together in a fun way so that children are not burdened," Kanya said.
The "My Culture Storytelling" event was held virtually and was attended by more than 500 children through online meeting and the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs' YouTube channel.
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