PEACE ROAD 2017 Indonesia

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By Alfred RF – Secretary General, UPF Indonesia
Indonesia successfully organized Peace Road 2017 on Sunday, November 3
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, 2017 in the Car Free
Day Area as the venue. This area is the main road near the historical National Monument, situated in
the heart of Jakarta city, where motorists are encouraged to give up their cars for cycling and walking
from 6 am to 11 am. Beside registered participants, the event was open for passersby, such as cyclists
and walkers to join the event. All together about 130 registered participants participated in the
Indonesia Peace Road 2017, Connecting the World through PEACE.
Mr. Iksan HB from the Office of President Special Envoy for Middle East and Organization of
Islamic Cooperation was the guest of honor while representing UPF were Mrs. Ursula McLackland,
secretary general of UPF Asia, Mr. David McLackland, Education Director of UPF Indonesia, Mr.
Alfred RF, secretary general of UPF Indonesia, and Ir. Rr. Herawaty Paeran and Mr. Mustofa Kamal,
UPF Ambassadors for Peace.
Guiding the event is Mr. Alfred RF, Secretary General of UPF Indonesia, as master of ceremony
announcing the prepared program of the event. Indonesian National Anthem was sung by all
attendees marking the beginning of the program, followed by an opening prayer offered by Mrs.
Herawaty Paeran, an Ambassador for Peace. Mr. Alfred continued with a brief explanation about
Peace Road project that had been going on worldwide as well as the importance of connecting the
people to be one world family. Afterwards, all the participants enjoyed morning exercise through
performing a folk dance called “Maumere Dance” accompanied with its exciting and lively music
stimulating all people in the surroundings to join along with the dance.
Before signing the Peace Road Banner, Mr. Iksan stated the importance of this event and how we
should maintain peace and support the effort of security and development in the national level as
well as in the world level. He encouraged and supported UPF in its efforts to foster peace through
this project and many other occasions.
Mrs. Ursula McLackland from UPF side briefly greeted all the participants through her exciting and
powerful speech mixing with local language which attracted cheers from the crowd.
After the Peace Road Banner signing, Mr. Iksan flagged the Peace Road participants who lined-up in
front of the government building of Technology Assessment and Implementation Body at MH
Thamrin street. The marching started with a group of cyclists and group of walkers together with
each group took the distance around of approximately 3.4 km and 1.4 km respectively until the
marchers arrived at the same venue where it started as the end of the route. The program was
concluded with door prizes which brought excitement to the participants and they look forward to
similar or other events of UPF in the future.
After the Peace Road Banner signing, Mr. Iksan flagged the Peace Road participants who lined-up in
front of the government building of Technology Assessment and Implementation Body at MH
Thamrin street. The marching started with a group of cyclists and a group of walkers together with
each group took the distance of approximately 3.4 km and 1.4 km respectively. The marchers then
arrived at the end of the route which is the same venue where the march started. The program was
concluded with door prizes which brought excitement to the participants and they look forward to
similar or other events of UPF in the future.
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