Silat warriors from 25 countries will display their ability in the Silat Minang International Jamboree event in Nagari Talang Babungo, Solok district from 20-26 August.
Head of Tourism of Solok, Jasman said to ranahberita.com on Tuesday (05/14/2013) that the event was organized by the community observers and performers of Silat Minang Talang Babungo. In the meanwhile, the government fully supports the event.
He explained that all participants would be camping in the open. " 25 countries has already provided confirmation.
Those from abroad prefers camping rather than to over-night in a hotel," said Jasman.
According to Jasman, the government essentially wanted the program to start 16 August. However, the foreign national participants has to adjust according to their work schedule. The event, he added, aims to restore the authenticity of Silat Minang. "Given the outstanding amount of Silat Minang practitioners abroad, from England, Germany, Panama and others, it necessitates introduction and explanation what Silat Minang exactly is about, "said Jasman.
Jasman explains, many Silat Minang schools are established abroad. Sometimes, the teachers only study abroad for a while. "They only learn for a year or two over here, thereafter they instantly become instructors.
In fact, Silat Minang is unique, as its correlation with Islam, " says Jasman.
In addition to foreign fighters, the Jambore will also be enlivened by the Minang fighters themselves from West Sumatra. Jasman said, there are approximately 500 silat schools in West Sumatra. The committee will invite all the schools (branches) that exist. For the smooth flowing of this event, the Solok region government had met some of the relevant ministries.
"We've got the full support of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Education and Culture," Jasman said.
"We from the government, are ready to assist in all aspects, such as asking for the support of the center and look for sponsors," said Jasman. (Raju Arafat | Yose)
News translated to english from ranahberita.com.
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