Amar Pradopo, a student of Surakarta Public High School was ordained as the Best Young Puppeter in the Young Puppeter Competition at the Central Java Province. the teenager that was born on March 9, 2000 is receiving a pocket coaching money with the total of IDR. 6 million from the organizer.
Head of the Culture Departement of Surakarta, Sis Ismiyati informed, Amar is the representative of Surakarta City in the competition which took place in Purbalingga on Tuesday (05/09/2017) and Wednesday (10/5/2017). “Hopefully, this achievement achieved by Amar will motivate the young generation,” she said on Wednesday (05/10/2017).
Not only motivated the young achievers, the Head of the Surakarta Cultural Service also hoped that Amar achievements would also encourage children, teenager and all the youngster to love traditional arts more.
Sismyati added, in addition to winning the Best Young Puppeter, the other delegateion from Surakarta also received the title of Best Gending Stylist in the event. Just like Arman, not only bringing home the trophy, the Gending artist from the Surakarta Public High School’s karawitan team also received a coaching prize of total Rp 6 million.
Surakarta Mayor FX Hadi Rudyatmo appreciated the achievements of the Surakarta City representatives.