The Tradition of “Tepung Tawar” Welcomes The Presence of Pangdam IX/Udayana

BADUNG, STIGMA.CO.IC – Officially holding the position of Commander of the Udayana Military Command, Major General Harfendi, S.IP., M.Sc., is accompanied by the Chairman of Persit KCK PD IX/Udayana Ny. When Tika Herfendi arrived at the Base Ops Lanud I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Badung Regency, Bali, she was immediately greeted with a traditional procession of plain flour on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

The traditional event was led by Kasdam IX/Udayana Brigadier General Sachono, S.H., M.Sc., M.Tr. (Han), attended by the Deputy Chief of Regional Police of Bali, Irdam IX/Udayana, Kapoksahli Pangdam IX/Udayana, the Danrem of the Kodam IX/Udayana, Kabinda Bali, Asrendam IX/Udayana, Assistants to Kasdam IX/Udayana, Danlanud I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Danlanal Denpasar, Dan/Kabalakdam IX/Udayana, and other invitees.

The ceremony of welcoming the plain flour tradition has the meaning of repelling all obstacles and calamities, as well as purifying physically and spiritually. With hope, as a new official carrying out his duties at the IX/Udayana Regional Military Command, he will avoid all obstacles, disturbances, and dangers and always be under the protection of God Almighty.

In its implementation, the plain flour procession began with the Military Commander (Pangdam) IX/Udayana accompanied by the Head of Persit KCK PD IX/Udayana taking a place between the Great Umbrellas, greeted with a welcome dance with the beauty of the dancers movements depicting joy and pride in welcoming the Leaders of the Regional Military Command IX/Udayana and the guests present.

Furthermore, Kasdam IX/Udayana put on a Balinese headband (Udeng) and put flowers on Military Commander IX/Udayana. Udeng, or headband, is considered a symbol of ngiket manah, or concentration of mind.

While the Chairperson of Persit KCK PD IX/Udayana Ny. Tika Harfendi received the installation of a typical Balinese scarf and hand bouquet by the Deputy Chairperson of Persit KCK PD IX/Udayana Ny. Lusi Sachono.

After the event at the Base Ops Lanud I Gusti Ngurah Rai, the Military Commander and his entourage headed to the Military Commander’s Office IX/Udayana Office for the next Wednesday (23/8/2023). Tomorrow, they will continue carrying out a series of activities at Makodam IX/Udayana, Jalan Udayana No. 1, Denpasar. (Pendam IX/Udy)

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