Denpasar- In situation of Covid-19 pandemic, Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster still consistently concerned on culture and nature conservation. It was proven by issuing Governor Regulation number 25 in Year 2020 regarding Protection of temple, pratima (purified symbol) and religious symbol, Governor Regulation number 24 in Year 2020 concerning Lake, Water spring, river and sea as well as Governor Regulation number 26 in Year 2020 regarding the Security System of Integration Environment Based on Traditional Village (SIPANDU BERADAT).
Thus, it revealed when Governor, Koster announced the issue of three Governor Regulations which aimed to maintain and preserve values of Balinese local wisdom on Saturday (10/7) in the official house of Governor of Bali, Jayasabha, Denpasar. Governor, Koster was also accompanied by Secretary of Bali Province, Dewa Made Indra, Bendesa Agung of customary village assembly, Ida Pengilisir Agung Putra Sukehet, the head of PHDI Bali, I Gusti Ngurah Sudiana and the head of customary village advancement office, I Gusti Agung Ketut Kartika Jaya Seputra and Penyarikan Agung of customary village assembly, I Ketut Sumarta.
According to the most important person in Bali, Governor Regulation concerning protection of temple and Pratima (purified symbol) aimed at protecting Hindu holy shrine from damage, thievery, desecration and trespass on religious symbol. This regulation also aimed at facilitating prevention and countermeasures the damage, destruction of temple pratima (purified symbol) and Hindu religious symbol with sekala –niskala (the seen-unseen)” , he explained to the media.
Governor continued the protection of temple, pratima (purified symbol), and religious symbol was implemented by inventory, security, maintenance, rescue and publication. Meanwhile, the security of the temple was conducted by Pengempon Pura(group of society who were responsible to manage the holy shrine / temple) that cooperate with traditional village and local government. The security of the temple was conducted by preserving the existence of temple which had historical value and cultural heritage. Therefore, I hoped that Pengempon Puraand local community participated proactively in informing the existence of the temple which had historical value or presumed cultural heritage to the relevant agency, he asked.
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