Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Peace - One Step at a Time
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Peace - One Step at a Time

Hundreds Pray at the Beach and March to Ground Zero to Pray on Saturday November 2.


Bali News: Peace - One Step at a Time
Click Image to Enlarge

(11/4/2002)

On Saturday, November 02, 2002, Bali residents and visitors gathered on Kuta Beach, opposite the Hard Rock Hotel for a late afternoon of prayers, speeches, and music in memory of the 184 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attack of Legian-Kuta on October 12th. The event – part of "A Thousand Steps to Bali" program to rebuild tourism eventually drew by its end an estimated 1,000 participants.

Starting in the late afternoon at 4 p.m., an initial group gathered on Kuta beach to hear words from tourism officials, prayers by Hindu and Moslem leaders, and inspiration songs including a contribution by Indonesian rock sensation - Nugie.

Taking advantage of special rates extended by Garuda Indonesia, - a large contingent of Jakarta celebrities flew to Bali to participate in the commemoration ceremony including Mr. Fikri Jufri, the founding editor of TEMPO Magazine; Mr. Setyanto P. Santoso, the chief of Tourism and Culture Promotion Board; and Mr. I Gede Ardika, Minister of Culture and Tourism for the Republic.

The afternoon began with Hindu chants and a prayer from Hindu priest. A proclamation reaffirming Bali as an "island of peace" and condemning the violent attack of 12th October was read by a group of national celebrities and representatives of local youth organizations in Bali.

Also included was a brief sermon by Aa Gymastiar, a well known Islamic television preacher, who called for solidarity and unity between all religious groups in the nation in confronting the tragedy of just 3 weeks earlier.

Police closed the streets from the beach to the bomb site, a distance of more than 1 kilometer, to allow the participants to undertake a solemn march led by a brass ensemble from Bali's Udayana University. At the scene of the devastation more prayers were offered and a candlelight vigil commenced as the sun set over the island.

Ground ZeroWorshippers at Ground Zero

Hare Krishna followersGround Zero view from Sari ClubRock Star NugieMade WijayaBand at Ground ZeroMoslem SpeakerMr. Fikri JufriMr. Gde Pitana & Putu AntaraMoslem SpeakerBandInside the Sari ClubPacalang Official


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Arresting Drug Development
Denpasar Police Conduct Raids on Suspected Narcotics Dealers
(8/17/2014)
A Day and Night at the Museum
Morning Coffee at The Museum and Charity Dinner – August 30, 2014
(8/17/2014)
Kura Kura: New Local Travel Option in Bali
Bali Introduces New Kura Kura Shuttle Bus System for Tourist Visitors
(8/17/2014)
Bali Prepares to Fight Ebola
Classed as a Worldwide Epidemic by the WHO, Bali Puts Measures in Place to Handle Suspected Ebola Patients
(8/17/2014)
New Road for Tanjung Benoa?
Talks Continue on Construction of a Tanjung Benoa Ring Road in Bali’s South
(8/17/2014)
Leave it to a Professional
Tourism Leaders Call for their Next Minister to be Drawn from Circle of Professional Tourism Practitioners
(8/17/2014)
Mind Your “Qs” and “Pees”
Bali Tourism Transport Drivers Undergo Surprise Urinalysis
(8/17/2014)
Bless our Beasts
Bali Safari & Marine Park Seeks God’s Blessing on ‘Tumpek Kandang’ – a Day Dedicated to Animals
(8/17/2014)
Those in Peril on the Sea
2 Passengers Missing from Sunken Tourist Vessel Near Komodo Island
(8/17/2014)
Konnichiwa and Selamat Datang
Japanese Announce Visa-Free Policy for Indonesian Nationals; Indonesia Taking Steps to Reciprocate
(8/17/2014)
Medical Law and Ethics
World Association on Medical Law to Meet in Nusa Dua , Bali August 22-24, 2014
(8/17/2014)
A Great Notion for a Great Nation
Balidiscovery.com Shares its Thought on 69 Years of Indonesian Nationhood.
(8/17/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents