W Sumatra Deputy Governor, Nasrul Abit handed over the "Arak Bako" Intangible Cultural Heritage Charter to Solok Mayor, Zul Elfian at Simpang Denpal Solok City, on December 15.
In November, the award was handed over by The Ministry of Education and Culture to the W Sumatra Provincial Government to be further forwarded to the Solok City Government.
Deputy Governor, Nasrul Abit expressed pride in Solok City because the culture of "Arak Bako" was included in Ministry of Education and Culture's record as an intangible cultural heritage.
He also hopes that the anniversary of the city this year will encourage the city government to continue to make various innovations to advance and improve the welfare of the local community.
The Solok City Government held an event "Baralek Gadang" or the Big Party to celebate the 49th Anniversary of the City of Solok this year in order to preserve various unique cultures of the region.
The cultural parade started on Jalan Prof. M. Yamin in front of Masjid Syura Pandan, then passes Pasar Raya Kota Solok, Taman Syech Kukut, and ends at Simpang Denpal Kota Solok.
Solok Mayor Zul Elfian expressed his gratitude about the "Arak Bako" parade which had received a Muri record at the 47th anniversary of Solok City, and in 2019 was recognized as an intangible world cultural heritage by The Ministry of Education and Culture.
He said many other regional cultures could be promoted for regional promotion so the community must be proud to be residents of Solok City.
"We hope that whatever is done for community development, may advance and improve the welfare of the people," he said.
Transletedby: Mutiara Ramadhani
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