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27 Nov 2019

The Central Management for Reading Interest within Public Movement (PP GPMB) is Inaugurated

Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta - The Central Management for Reading Interest within Public Movement (PP GPMB) for the 2019-2023 period was officially inaugurated. The inauguration was marked by the reading of organizational promises by the Chairperson of PP GPMB, Tjahjo Suprajogo, followed by the signing of the inauguration minutes, Wednesday (11/27) in Multipurpose Room, 4th Floor of the National Library Service Building.

In his remarks, Director of the National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando said, GPMB is an independent organization that cooperates with the National Library in order to educate the nation life through enhancement in public reading interest.

"The inauguration of GPMB Management is the beginning of our struggle. We have already beat the war drums, to encourage reading culture spirit movement at once fight the opinions that developed in society, on which said the reading culture of Indonesian society is currently still low," he said.  

It is said, developing public reading interest is in line with the vision of the President of the Republic of Indonesia in an effort to educate the nation's life. Therefore, GPMB as an independent organization is expected not to dwell on limitations. "This movement needs to be carried out in regions to ensure the importance of reading books. You could say this is a war to increase the dignity and status of Indonesian people. So GPMB needs to have a clear work program," he continued.

On the occasion, Director of the National Library also reminded four levels of literacy. Among them, the ability to gather sources of reading material, the ability to understand what is implied from what is written, the ability to express new ideas, creativities and innovations, and the ability to create quality goods and services.

Meanwhile, PP GPMB Chairperson, Tjahjo Suprajogo, said his party had begun to build relationship with library stakeholders to increase public reading interest.

"We want to make the GPMB, which has been formed since July 2001, to show its gait in the public. We can build relationship with library stakeholders; provide input to local governments regarding their policies in increasing interest in reading and literacy. To make it happen, we have tried to cooperate with several components ranging from early childhood, school and also college," he explained.

Reporter: Wara Merdekawati

Photographer: Raden Raditya

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