Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Indonesian language is increasingly recognized, and even studied at the academic level by the Australian people, especially those in the state of New South Wales.
The Government of Indonesia through the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra and the Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney appreciates the efforts of Indonesian Language teachers and students who make the language a subject in Australian schools.
Appreciation is also given to Indonesian friends who continue to support the development of the Indonesian language in Australia.
The attention of the Indonesian Government was conveyed in a Networking Dinner that was held at the official residence of the Indonesian Consul General in Sydney in Rose Bay, Sydney on Sunday (Nov 17)
At the event, the Bhayangkari Cultural Mission of North Sumatra, Papua and West Papua were featuring traditional dances that amazed Australian guests.
Before appearing in Sydney, the Bhayangkari Cultural Mission had enlivened the Indonesian Festival organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra on Saturday (Nov 16).
“This evening’s event is held to appreciate the teachers who are not tired of teaching Indonesian, and students who have continued studying Indonesian. The appreciation is also given to Indonesian friends,” said Indonesian Consul General in Sydney, Heru Hartanto Subolo.
Consul General Subolo also invited the teachers, students and Indonesian friends to take advantage of the occasion of the evening’s event to build relations with each other, with the Consulate General in Sydney and the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra.
The Consul General also asked all attendees to give their suggestions and views on efforts to advance the learning of Indonesian in New South Wales in particular, and Australia in general.
“I hope that the art and cultural performance tonight by the Bhayangkari Cultural Mission from the North Sumatra, Papua and West Papua regions will further enrich the knowledge of the Indonesian language teachers and students as well as Indonesian friends about the diversity of ethnicities, arts and cultures of Indonesia,” said Consul General Subolo.
The Consul General expected that the performance of art and culture would deepen the affection of Indonesian Language teachers, students and Indonesian friends to Indonesia and its national language.
In addition to performing arts and culture, representatives of Indonesian Language teachers in New South Wales also gave presentations on Indonesian.
Reporting by Indonesia Window