SOLO – About 200 teachers, civil servants, students and ordinary people attend Literary Art Workshops at Loji Hotels, on Monday (10/29/2018) and Tuesday (10/30/2018).
The workshop which was held by the Cultural Department of Surakarta brought several material, such as writing and reading Javanese characters, Javanese storytelling and writing Cerkak (Javanese short stories).
The head of the event committee, Maretha Dinar Cahyono, SE, MM in his speech said that the workshop was held to explore, preserve and develop Javanese culture.
“Hopefully this will become a material for strengthening Javanese culture in the midst of the modern era,” he said.
Meanwhile, Head of the Cultural Department of Surakarta, Kinkin Sultanul Hakim, SH, MM, represented by the Secretary, Tutik Mulyani SH, said that the use and utilization of Javanese in the society is a way to strengthen Javanese culture .
“In order for the Javanese culture to exist, it needs to be disseminated in the society” he explained.
One of the real challenges in globalization era nowadays, Tutik Mulyani said, that there are many students who have good grade on foreign language, meanwhile, their javanese language’s grade is less satisfying.
“whereas Javanese is one of the ancestral cultural heritage,” he said.
The workshop presented speakers are Drs Supardjo MHum (art practitioners and UNS lecturers), Drs Hanindawan (art practitioner and writer) and Andi Sri Wahyudi (art practitioners and writers)