President Jokowi Heads to Ponorogo to Attend the 90th Anniversary of Gontor Islamic Boarding School
Date 19 September 2016
On Monday (19/9), President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by First Lady Iriana Jokowi left Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta, aboard the presidential aircraft Indonesia-1 for a working visit to East Java Province.
Head of Bureau for the Press, Media, and Information Affairs, Secretariat of the President, Bey Machmudin, in his press conference this morning said that the President and his entourage will land in Magetan regency, and afterwards will head directly to Ponorogo regency using Superpuma helicopter belonging to Indonesian Air Force.
“The President and First Lady will attend the 90th anniversary of Pondok Modern Darussalam Gontor (Darussalam Gontor Modern Islamic Boarding School) located at Gontor village, Mlarak district, Ponorogo” Bey explained.
In addition, President Jokowi will also inaugurate the main building of University of Darussalam Gontor (UNIDA), located in Demangan village, Simang district, Ponorogo.
Besides attending the event in Gontor Islamic Boarding School, according to Bey, President Jokowi will also observe and conduct the Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) in the front yard of state primary school SDN 3 Karangpatihan, Karangpatihan village, Balong district, Ponorogo regency; and in the front yard of Jambon District Office, Jambon village, Jambon district, Ponorogo regency.
During his visit to East Java, the President is accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs Puan Maharani, Minister of Health Nila F. Moloek, and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung. (RMI/OJI/ES) (ANN/AW/Naster)