Prince Dr. Damien Dematra MIB, founder and director of the International Festivals Group for Peace, Culture, and Humanity with Prince KPH SP. J. Wiroyudho as the chairman of Nusantara Culture Society declared the Nusantara Peace Day on September 3, 2019 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
September 3 is Nusantara Peace Day with a mission to achieve peace mission in the Archipelago. This declaration is expected to be the beginning of a mission to bring peace in the Nusantara region. Nusantara Peace Day will begin to be celebrated starting from next year onwards.
The reading of the minutes of the declaration was delivered directly by the Prince of Pakualaman, Kanjeng Pangeran Wiroyudho and ended with a peace yell under the command of Prince KP Damien Dematra with around 500 people from various elements of the community and also directly supported by many Kings, Sultans, Queens, and Royal Family of the archipelago.
According to Damien Dematra, it is the time Culture to be used as tool for peace and humanity. Culture is not only a series of performance art and shows but must be able to humanize humans. This is the main purpose of the Nusantara Peace Day. When asked what is the reason behind the choice of September 3 as Nusantara Peace Day, he answered, for strategic reason it has to be in the same month with World Peace Day, which was initiated by the United Nations. The strategic objective is so that the Nusantara Peace Day Celebration and World Peace Day can be carried out in synergy.
This event was supported by MATRA, AMIKOM University Yogyakarta, Film Festival Alliance, Yogyakarta International Film Festival, World Film Council and Visions of Peace Awards.