Umbul Doa (The Prayer) held in the Loji Gandrung Hall was closed in the presence of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Regional Secretary and implementing artists took place on Thursday (3/26/2020) at night.
According to the Mayor of FX. Hadi Rudyatmo, this traditional program which contains prayers has two special purposes, namely to pray for Mrs. Hj. Sudjiatmi Notomiharjo, mother of President Joko Widodo. May the deceased’s soul be accepted by God and the family left behind, especially President Jokowi, will be given strength and patience so that he can continue his duties as head of state and government.
The second goal is to pray for the Indonesian people, especially the citizens of the city of Surakarta, to be free from the corona virus outbreak, which to this day we continue to jointly prevent. “We are here to say a prayer regarding the corona virus outbreak so that it will disappear on the earth we love,” he said during an interview.
According to the Mayor, we will take various endeavors besides taking steps to prevent and subscribe. “Yesterday we did an effort to clean the dirt on the head with shaved hair. Now we title pennant which with the Javanese tradition to reject reinforcements. He further explained that when the pagebluk, the Keraton together with the community held the Kiai Tunggul Wulung kirab, due to the current situation we could not do the same thing, we finally decided to do the Umbul Doa(Prayer) so that God would accept our prayers and the corona virus could be removed on the motherland. So that Indonesia especially Surakarta can be free from this corona virus and its citizens can move back to normal, “he explained.
Umbul Do’a from Sala For Indonesia involves artists in the city of Surakarta, especially dance, pedhalangan and musical artists who are concerned about the state of the world, especially Indonesia, currently related to the spread of the virus named scientific SARS-CoV-2.