Coinciding with Heroes’ Day on November 10 yesterday, the Bali Provincial Cultural Office through the Regional Technical Implementation Unit of the Perjuangan Rakyat Bali Museum held an exhibition of collections of objects of historical actors, Tuesday 10 November at the Bajra Sandi, Perjuangan Rakyat Bali Museum, Denpasar. The exhibition, which is open until November 20, is expected to increase the spirit of nationality and love for the country for the millennial generation.
The exhibition was officially opened by the Head of the Bali Provincial Culture Office, I Wayan Adnyana. According to the Head of the Bali Cultural Service, this exhibition aims to provide benefits in an effort to increase the appreciation of the younger generation to be able to live up to the cultural values and history of the struggle of the Balinese people.
In this digital era, these values are very important to be instilled in the millennial generation so that they can emulate the spirit and character of the heroes who have sacrificed their assets and lives for the independence of the Indonesian nation.
In the future, the task of the millennial generation is to fill this independence with achievements to build the nation and state of Indonesia. “These historical objects have been shown to the public for the first time and even some are heirlooms and magical objects, the ages of these objects have reached 74 years,” explained Adnyana.
Meanwhile, Gusti Ngurah Putrawan, the leader of the exhibition, explained that in this exhibition there were 17 heroes in Bali who displayed their historical objects. Among them are the heroes Anak Agung Gede Anom Mudita, Sagung Ayu Wah, I Gusti Wayan Debes, I Wayan Dipta, I Made Djapa, Ida Bagus Kompyang, Ni Nengah Ngedep, I Made Pugeg, I Gusti Ketut Puja, I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Desak Gede Raka Nadha, Nyoman Sarja Udaya, Ni Wayan Wasih, I Made Widjakusuma, I Ketut Widjana, Mr. Djilik and Gusti Bagus Putu Wisnu.
As for the objects of historical actors on display, namely the samurai sword left from I Ketut Widjana, the belt which belongs to Anak Agung Gede Anom Mudita. A number of clothes worn by heroes when fighting, such as clothes belonging to I Gusti Ngurah Rai and other heroes. There is even a red and white headband that still has blood stains that belonged to the hero Mr. Tjilik or Nengah Wirtha Tamu from Singaraja, there is also an ancient typewriter which belongs to a female warrior as well as a Balinese press figure, Desak Gede Raka Nadha. “One of the sons of the hero from Singaraja appreciates this event and his party brings a number of personal items that the deceased brought during his guerrilla against the Dutch in the Buleleng forest,” he explained.
Functional translator Regional Technical Implementation Unit of the Perjuangan Rakyat Bali Museum A.A. Ayu Dwi Yuni Pritiari said that this exhibition was open from 8 AM to 3.30 PM local time. In it there are 51 collections of historical objects in Bali on display, he said
It is free of charge to be able to see this collection of historical objects. Make sure to follow the recommended Covid-19 health protocol.