by Ayu Dyah Pasha for Bali World Culture Forum 2011, June 13, 2011
Good Morning, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen first I’d like to introduce myself my name is Anak Agung Ayu Dyah Pasha my father comes from Bali while my mom is from Yogyakarta. I was born in Makassar, South Sulawesi and grew up in the capital city of Jakarta.
I feel so lucky having to grow up in such rich and diverse cultures of Indonesia, I am fond of art since I was still very little especially dance and theater which later brought me to become an artist until today, 26 years after.
My love of art and culture is what determines both my best friends and I in founding PT. Gathaya Cahyayuda that encompasses a motivational mission to preserve and expand Indonesia’s art and culture. Therefore I’m so thrilled when Mr. Ida Bagus Sedhawa from Bali World Culture Forum 2011 committee called and asked me to speak at this honorable forum. At the same time, I feel nervous for this is my first English-speaking session on an international forum but I will do my best.
Beginning from my love in art and culture I’d like to share to you our ‘Values of truth as moral foundation in nation-building character“ it influences the way we think, talk and think right as we know as Tri Kaya Parisudha. Indonesia has the Five Principles which contains nobility and values of truth. Continue reading