Regent Siak Alfedri together with the general chairman of the Indonesian Traditional Sports Games Committee, Siak Fairus Ramli district, officially closed the people’s game tournament in Rantau Panjang village, Koto Gasib sub-district. The theme of this activity is With the spirit of nationalism we re-cultivate folk games and traditional Indonesian sports.
Alfedri is pleased with the formation of the Indonesian Traditional Sports Games Committee in Siak district, which has revived folk games that have been rarely played again and hopes that in the future they can reintroduce the younger generation.
“We want children now to recognize sports or traditional games that were previously played by their parents, the dependence of children on gadgets must also be reduced because they have to socialize with the surrounding environment,” he said.
According to him, currently, the government has a little less attention to exercising society and promoting sports. However, the existence of this organization that observes traditional games and sports of the Indonesian people will certainly be a new motivation for the Siak Regency Government.
The face of this number one person in Siak is so happy because it reminds him of his childhood. On that occasion, he was also pleased to hand over the trophies to the winners.
Chairman of the Indonesian Traditional Sports Games Committee, Fairus Ramli, said that the Siak Regency Indonesian Traditional Sports Games Committee had just been formed. The Siak Regency Indonesian Traditional Sports Game Committee together with the Siak Regency Government and all related components will work together to once again enliven the love and pride of the community with this folk game.
“God willing, the Siak Regency Indonesian Traditional Sports Game Committee will do everything possible to be able to awaken the submerged stems of public interest and talent for this folk game,” said Fairus.
The member of the Siak Regional People’s Representative Council added that the first step that will be taken is mapping and collecting data on games and sports that exist in the Siak community in general.
“After obtaining the data, of course, we will discuss how to socialize and develop it,” he said.
He said that by the slogan of the Indonesian Traditional Sports Games Committee, namely Preserving My Culture and My Nation, this is a breakthrough in the importance of maintaining traditional sports games amid growing times. (Adv)