Indonesia Embassy holds fun walk for 74th Ind Day, 70th bilateral relations anniv with Myanmar
Embassy of Indonesia in Yangon conducted a fun walk to mark the 74th anniversary Independence Day and 70th anniversary of Indonesia-Myanmar bilateral relations in Yangon on Sunday, attracting a hundred participants.
Ambassador of Indonesia Prof Dr Iza Fadri waved a start flag to mark the beginning of a Fun Walk at 6:30 am in Yangon.
Indonesians in Yangon, colleagues from Myanmar and ASEAN Member States and Timor Leste joined the Fun Walk.
It was a part of a series of activities held to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence Day and the 70th Anniversary of Indonesia-Myanmar Bilateral Relations.
The Fun Walk started from the Indonesian Embassy in Yangon and reached its finish line at the Indonesia International School Yangon (IISY) about 45 minutes later. “The two anniversaries are worth celebrating, but in addition to the fun, I want to add the fitness value. That’s why we held the Fun Walk,” said Ambassador Iza Fadri after reaching the finish line at IISY Sports Hall.
At the IISY Sports Hall, an Indonesian Community Gathering consisting of a bazaar of Indonesian Food and Indonesian products including batik dresses was held.
Indonesian art and cultural performances were also staged, such as angklung (Indonesian musical instruments made of bamboo) performance by IISY students and a dynamic Indang Dance from West Sumatera, a Province in Indonesia. Games typically played in the Independence Day Celebration in Indonesia were also played, such as tug-of-war, eating crackers race and panjat pinang.
The gathering last until afternoon and it aimed to strengthen the bond between Indonesians and Myanmar friends who also took part in the event. About 350 people were present.