President SBY Congratulates the National Batik Day

By Alfurkon Setiawan
Date 2 Oktober 2014
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President SBY Congratulates the National Batik Day

Accordance with Presidential Decree (Keppres) number 33 of 2009, that on every October 2nd is celebrated as National Batik Day. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) expresses Happy National Batik Day.

“This morning the First Lady prepares a batik for me to wear. Happy National Batik Day. Let’s make Batik as our national identity and pride”, said President SBY through twitter account @SBYudhoyono moments earlier.

The President reminds, in 2009 UNESCO has set Batik as world heritage. In Keppres number 33 of 2009, President SBY stipulated October 2nd as National Batik Day.

Cabinet Secretary Dipo Alam, on October 1st 2014, has issued an Official Letter number SE-11/Seskab/2014 addressed to all members of Indonesia United Second (KIB-II) and Head of Non Ministerial Government Institution (LPNK), to instruct employees to wear Batik on Thursday (2/10).

Cabinet Secretary also requests Minister of Domestic Affairs to forward the announcement to Governors, Regents and Mayors so then civil servants in regional offices wear Batik too. Similarly, for Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) to instruct all employees in each BUMN to wear Batik as well. (ES)(Ifp)

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