Foreign students of BIPA participant play Angklung during Culture Rampak show
As many as 20 foreign students participating in the Indonesian Language for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) program of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). It was also enlivened bt the Rampak Budaya event on behalf of the National Youth and National Language Week on Friday, October 27. The foreign students were dressed in traditional clothes that representing various regions in Indonesia.
In fact, they were also quite shrewd in participiating a variety of Indonesia traditional arts, one of it was angklung game. In addition, they also displayed traditional Indonesian snacks and beverages on booths. Uniquely, to get snacks and drinks at the boot visitors should answer some questions about Indonesia from foreign students.
The uniqueness of the event that held in cooperation between BIPA UMM and Department Student Association of Language and Literature of Indonesia (HMJ Bahtera) was in harmony with the theme, "Use Bahasa Indonesia, Preserve Language and Foreign Language".
A foreign students, Sarah Kim admitted that alhough she was embarrassed and awkward to appear in public, she was impressed with this activity. "Indonesia is very large, has many languages and tribes, but can still be united with the one language," said South Korean student who mastered various Indonesian songs
Meanwhile, UMM Vice Rector I Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin MSi related to the activity said that Indonesia has many unity tools, for example in ideology aspect, Indonesia has Pancasila. According to him, the most effective unity tool to unite the Indonesian nation was Indonesian language. "Because if we talk about Indonesia, we not only talk about diversity, but also about unity", he explained.
Syamsul explained.This event was also enlivened with the performance of Indonesian literary works of poetry musicals, the Balinese Cendrawasih dance and acoustics from HMJ Bahtera. There were also dramatic performances of Kerawang Bekasi poetry by Semi Autonomous Institute (LSO) Kata Mati Theater and student performances from South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Palestine, Sudan and Sierra Leone. (Naz)