|The Renjana Creative group played traditional games with the children of Bumiaji Village.|
The concept of empowerment through maximizing local potential was not only done by lecturers. Practicum of Public Relations of Communication Studies Department at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) also helped to promote the potential of a region. As conducting the Renjana Creative group in Bumiaji Village, Batu City through the media displayed natural and cultural resources; Barongan Bumiaji Market, 23 June.
"Bumiaji Village has a village tourism object that carries the concept of culture, nature and education. This time, Bumiaji Village, which wanted to be known as Amazing Bumiaji, was already in the development stage of a tourist village. With the presence of the Barongan Bumiaji Market was hope to be used as a tourism promotion tool and displayed natural and cultural wealth, "said Chief Executive, M. Lutfi Kurniawan.
Barongan Market activities, explained Lutfi, were in the form of a cultural market along the bottom of bamboo trees. The event will be accompanied by strains of gamelan music. In addition, there were also trade stalls managed by local residents. The product which was sold was from the processed culinary specialities that sell food, traditional drinks, plantation products, regional specialities, and cultural performances such as Bantengan.
"Besides introducing the Barongan Bumiaji Market to the public and outside tourists, this event also aims to create awareness to preserve the potential that exists in Bumiaji Village. In addition, various events that we hold also accommodate and show the potential of the residents of Bumiaji Village. One of them is through Pasar Barongan, "he said, interviewed on Tuesday (6/18).
"Gemah Ripah Loh Jinawi, Toto Tentrem Kerto Raharjo" became the theme raised. "Gemah Ripah Loh Jinawi means abundant natural wealth that was applied in the form of a market that was decorated with all the traditional details of Bumiaji. While Toto Tentrem Kerto Raharjo symbolizes the Barongan Market event that presented natural wealth to be decorated with the hospitality of its people, "he explained.
Previously, on June 11-14, a pre-event titled Resik Barongan was held. This agenda was a cleaning activity in some areas that will be used as the Barongan Market. The clean-up was carried out with the Sadar Wisata group, Karang Taruna, and the Bumiaji Tourism Team. On June 15, also held the Uklam Tahes Bareng Bumiaji, which was a healthy walking activity that was followed by Bumiaji residents. (Win)