Religion Ministry Bali coupled Religion Assembly Bali to voice collective statement about Saka New Year 1934. The statement got through a meeting yesterday (29/2) in Religion Ministry Office Bali by presenting People Prosperity Agency elements, Kesbang Pol and Linmas (National Unity of Politic and People’s Protection), MUDP, Bali Police, Communication Forum of Religion Congregation (FKUB) Bali, the chairmen of Religion Assemby Bali such as Parisada (Hinduism Society), MUI (Cleric Assembly Indonesia), Denpasar Diocese, Matakin Bali, Walubi Bali (Buddhism Society), MPAG Bali and Pembimas (People’s Guide) and Religion Ministry Bali.
The chairman of Religion Ministry Bali Drs. IGAK Suthayasa, M.Si. accompanied by the chairman of Public Relation Division Nyoman Arya, S.Ag., M.Pd.H., yesterday to deliver collective statement about Nyepi Day on upcoming Friday (23/3). “Saka New Year 1934 will be on Friday 23 March 2012 and we are delivering collective statement to encourage the celebration of Nyepi Day,” said him.
The statement said Hindu people wished to hold Catur Brata Penyepian well in accord with the official letter of central PHDI and PHDI Bali. Moslem people wished to hold their Friday pray in nearest mosque on feet. Other Moslem people who stayed far away from the mosque could use other facility in their environment after it has been discussed with local village officers. Loudspeaker arranged only for the worshippers in the mosque and it would only heard inside. Other believers wished to adjust themselves with this silence day. There are no firecrackers and other hard voices that disturbed the sacredness of Nyepi Day. Suthayasa added, “Ogoh-ogoh is not including to this statement due to it belongs to the authority of Pakraman Village Assembly. Government side is not limited people to make ogoh-ogoh due to it is one of ‘nyomia bhutakala’ creativity at ‘pengerupukan’ but it should be safe, comfortable and peaceful for others.
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