JAKARTADAILY.ID - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and 27 Governors of provinces in Indonesia carried out the Kendi Nusantara ritual, which was held at the new Nusantara Capital City (IKN) on Monday, March 14, 2022.
The soil and water unification ceremony was scheduled to be attended by the President and the 33 governors of Indonesia. However, as seen on the live broadcast of the event in the Presidential Secretariat's YouTube channel per a report by Pikiran-Rakyat.com, several governors seemed to be not present for the occasion.
The Kendi Nusantara began with all the attendees singing the national anthem of Indonesia Raya. It later proceeded with each governor handing over the soil and the water to Jokowi, who later put it into a jug container. The governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan was the first to hand over the soil and the water to the President.
Meanwhile, the six absentee governors had their deputy governors represent them on the occasion.
Deputy Governor Andika Hazrumuy was present on behalf of Governor of Banten Wahidin Halim for the event. Whereas the Governor of Bali I Waya Koster was represented by Deputy Governor Tjok Oka Artha.
The Governor of Gorontalo Rusli Habibie had Deputy Governor Idris Rahim represent him for the event. While the Governor of Central Kalimantan was represented by Deputy Governor Edy Pratowo.
As for Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe, he was represented by the Assistant III for General Administration of the Papua Regional Secretary Y. Derek Hagemu.
Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Heru Budi Hartono, said the six governors were unable to attend due to health reasons.
Aside from the Kendi Nusantara ritual, the President and the country officials are also to have other agendas like planting trees and camping at the zero point of the IKN.
The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Presiden Jokowi Lakukan Prosesi Penyatuan Tanah dan Air di IKN, 6 Gubernur Tidak Hadir".
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