INAISGOC2013 – The Islamic Solidarity Games 2013 in Palembang has officialy opened, Sunday night (22/9). Despite being late less than an hour, the opening ceremony was held enough festive.
Housed in Jakabaring Sport Center, the opening ceremony was scheduled to open at 7pm WIB, but the schedule one hour delayed at 8pm WIB. The opening ceremony was preceded by a blast of trumpet jointly a group of drum-band, as well as other vocal group.
Subsequent event directly showing the parade contigent of ISG 2013 participants. By using different uniforms, they were greeted entusiastically by the audience.
The top of parade contigent of ISG was when ‘Merah Putih’ (red white) teams came out, of a sudden all the audience stoop up from their seat to applaud and the atmosphere was rumbled.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Roy Suryo gave opening remarks. He hoped the event could be the moment to strengthen relations between Islamic Nations with accomplishment.
“ISG is the solidarity of Islamic countries community. The increasing achievement for sports. Where our theme is ‘Harmony of Unity’, so through the unification spirit of the various nations together achieve world accomplisment,” he said.
The President of Republic of Indonesia and the President of ISSF Prince Nawwaf Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz also expressed their speech.
“In this blissful day. I would like to say welcome, compete, have a good compete for ISG participants. We honor be trusted from ISSF that we could be a host of this event,” SBY said.
“The theme of this event this time is ‘Harmony of Unitiy’ has a very deep meaning. Harmony is a space, to undergo the unity among of Islamic countries. In ISG, let’s take the burden off and the political interests. Let us be united”, SBY added.
After the session, the most awaited moment came, namely the igniting a firework that adorned iridescent of being winsome. After that, raising the flag of ISSF (Islamic Solidarity Sport Federation) conducted.
The final series of the event were marked by colossal dance followed by about 6.000 dancers. Themed the harmony in life and togetherness, the dance tell about the kingdom history of Sriwijaya coupled with national cultures and Islamic countries of ISG.
The audience who watched the dance look very amazed. They occasionally applaud while shouting. (Adr/foto detiksport.com)