Ubud, Bali – King of Singaraja Anak Agung Ugrasena and film director-philanthropist Cheryl Halpern received tolerance icon awards: International Man of Tolerance and International Women of Tolerance 2019 in Ubud, Bali.
World Tolerance Awards working together with the International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion and Vision (IFFSRV) awarded King of Singaraja Anak Agung Ugrasena, Penglingsir Puri Gede Buleleng with International Man of Tolerance 2019. Prince Damien Dematra, explained the award was given because of the king’s contribution for peace and tolerance. This award is also an award for the city of Singaraja which since long time ago is famous as a city that promotes tolerance, where living side by side among religious communities is part of a culture that has been entrenched. Besides that, King Ugrasena has very active role in organizing the Visions of Peace awards and movement in various schools in Singaraja. “The approach to promoting tolerance is very appropriate for other cities and countries to emulate,” added Prince Damien, director of this initiative and known as prince of peace.
While International Woman of Tolerance was awarded to Cheryl Halpern, an international philanthropist and film director. She won this award for her contribution in echoing peace and tolerance through creative ways by building the Visions of Peace Awards; Initiatives that focus on the themes of peace and tolerance.
Previously, at the International Day of Tolerance, one of the top brass of the United Nations Dr. Abraham Jacob received the Star of Humanity award in Bali which was handed over directly by Prince Damien Dematra.
This activity was held to celebrate the 24th International Tolerance Day launched by the United Nations. With the full support of The Mansion Resort & Spa, Ubud, which is very concerned about harmony and tolerance. The celebration activities began at the Sasana Budaya Singaraja in the form of a peace art competition for school children, the screening of tolerance films and culture at the Paradiso Theater in Ubud and the highlight of the Awards Ceremony was held at the Mansion Resort & Spa with an event style that blends Balinese art and message of tolerance and peace through a unique design.
This event was attended by Kings of Bali and opened by King of Badung, Cokorda Pemecutan XI. Some Balinese activists and kings who care about peace and tolerance receive special appreciation including the Gema Peace community, Jero Penyarikan Krishna, Zelobi, Princess Jasmine Claudine and etc.
Nice cooperation is also established between the World Tolerance Awards, Ubud International Film Festival, Bali Film Awards, World Anti Discrimination Awards, International Screen Awards and International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion and Vision.
Previously, the International Festival Group had given awards to inspirational figures such as; President Joko Widodo, United States President Jimmy Carter, Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Minister Khofifah Indah Prawansa, Russian Ambassador to Indonesia, Lyudmila Vorobieva, etc.