JAKARTA, Aug.18 (JDN.id) – Asian Games’ historical exhibition was officially opened on Saturday at Indonesia’s National Museum in Jakarta. The exhibition is opened for public until Aug.28.
“Through this exhibition we want to remind the (general) public that without their support, Asian Games cannot be successful,” Hilmar Farid, director general for culture at the Education Ministry told reporters after the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
Indonesia is to host 18th Asian Games that will be opened on Saturday evening at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta.
In 1962, Indonesia hosted Asia’s biggest sports event for the first time in which the country came second in medal tally.
The exhibition is showing archaives, pictures and videos about the 4th Asian Games in Jakarta in 1962. Athletes and officials participating in this year’s Asian Games can visit the exhibition for free.
Visitors can see the exhibition from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.
At the opening ceremony, the organizer, the National Museum and the History Department of the Education Ministry also presented Indonesia’s legend athletes who participated in the previous Asian Games. They were Retno Kustijah from badminton, who won gold medal in 4th Asian Games,basketball athlete Buna Wijaya in 4th Asian Games, and Yustedjo Tarik from tennis who won gold in Asian Games 1978 and 1982.
Livi Zheng, a Hollywood film director from Indonesia, also participated in the talk show. Zheng was a wushu athlete.
All speakers agreed that parents and family have an important role in introducing the love of sports to the future generation.