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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • ARCHIVE

  • 29 April 2008

    Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, H.E. Tomasz Lukaszuk was invited to present a guest lecture before participants of Regular Course 2010 in National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas) on Thursday, July 17, 2010. The lecture was attended by around 100 participants. The participants were all senior officers from Indonesian military as well as other government institutions. The regular course in Lemhanas is directed to senior officials currently assuming and/or will be assigned on strategic government position in the future. Lemhanas is a non-departmental government agency directly responsible to President, with a special mission to formulate national geostrategic paradigm and educate high level officials with it. The lecture started with a presentation about Polish economy and trade that was given by Damian Irzyk, Head of Economic Section and Tomasz Pietka,Trade and Investment Promotion Section, from the Embassy of Poland in Jakarta. After the Ambassador's brief remarks, a discussion session started which went lively with many questions arose by participants. The discussion covered a broad theme in current situation of Indonesia and Polish-Indonesia relation. Some of the participants have chosen Poland for their study project, and they will visit Poland later this month.

    2010 - the Year of Fryderyk Chopin,

    the greatest Polish piano composer

    Chopin is less a musician than a soul manifesting and communicating itself through all manner of music, even through simple chords.

                                                                                                                 Honoré de Balzac

    On 1st of March 2010 our country and the whole cultural world will mark the bicentenary of the birth of the great Polish composer, Fryderyk Chopin.  And we intend to celebrate for the whole of Chopin Year 2010, all over the world, in Indonesia as well.

    Resolution  of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland of 9 May 2008
    proclaimed 2010 as the Year of Fryderyk Chopin. On this occasion Bronisław Komorowski, the Speaker of Sejm (Polish Parliament) has stated: "Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849), one of the greatest artists in the history of Polish culture, the most distinguished Polish composer, as well as a leading pianist and representative of the music of the Romantic period in the world. He is sometimes called a poet of the piano. Although he belongs to the most willingly played composers of piano music, his pieces require the performer to possess excellent technique and virtuosity. Lying at the source of his work is great artistic sensitivity and the ability to draw on the patterns of Polish folk music. Fryderyk Chopin is an artist who played an exceptional role in shaping our national identity. The year 2010 will see the 200th anniversary of the birth of this eminent figure. Recognizing the special importance of his artistic output for the Polish and global heritage, the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, herby proclaims 2010 as the Year of Fryderyk Chopin". 

    "Not only through his work, but also because he was such an extraordinary personality of the perhaps most beautiful cultural period that Romanticism was, Chopin has become a radiating value - and radiating in an extraordinary way. Almost two centuries have passed since Chopin's grand music talent lit up in Warsaw and then dazzled the whole Europe and the world. Since that time the value of this formidable artist's work has been constantly increasing - and so has his popularity.

    There is no other composer in whose memory more societies were founded across different continents. His influence on our whole culture since the mid-19th century may be viewed in terms of a phenomenon: we are talking here of music, but also of literature, visual arts, high art and popular art. There are some who call him the Elvis of his time. I was surprised to have learnt recently that a great number of American musicals of the 1940's originated from Chopin motifs... Moving on to film: how often it features Chopin's music - not only in the illustrative sphere, but as an important source of inspiration, creation of the artistic reality. And there is also the song, there is jazz... Chopin is a value that has been alive in all the world's cultures for nearly 200 years now. He is a specific symbol of excellence.  We have decided to establish the Chopin Year celebration committees in all the countries where Poland has its posts. They would be formed by local distinguished figures. Their respective projects will create each country's calendar of celebrations - which, in turn, we will turn into a global calendar of the Chopin Year celebrations" (Waldemar Dąbrowski, Chairman of the Chopin 2010 Celebrations Committee).In Indonesia there is also established the Chopin Year Committee, gathering the most noble members. The Committee will organize many cultural events, commemorating and presenting of  Fryderyk Chopin and his music.

     

     Visit of H.E. Lech Wałesa

     H.E.Lech Walesa, former president of the Republic of Poland(1990-1995) and Peace Noble Price Winner in 1983, will pay a visit to Indonesia from 8th until 19th of May 2010, and from 19th until 21st of May to the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste. In Indonesia H.E.Lech Walesa will visit Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bali. Former president of Poland and one of most outstanding personalities in Polish history will meet Polish community, Indonesian authorities, businessmen, scholars and students. During the visit in Timor Leste meetings with authorities and businessmen are also planned

    DelegacjaBetween 14 and 18 of October 2009 a delegation of the Polish mining industry visited Indonesia. As in previous years, the Promotion of Trade and Investment Section of the Embassy assisted in organizing a stand to promote Polish companies.

    Acknowledgements

    The Embassy of the Republic of Poland  in Jakarta cordially thanks all those who expressed their condolences and sent flowers in the connection with the tragic flight accident in Smolensk, which claimed the lives of 96 eminent Poles. April 10, 2010, in the morning,  one of the greatest tragedies of Polish history took place. On the way to commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre, in a plane crash passed away Polish President HE Lech Kaczynski, First Lady HE Maria Kaczynska, the representatives of the highest state and military authorities, the members of the Polish delegation and the crew of the aircraft. Thank you for your support, presented to us during those days, hard and sorrowful for Poland and Polish people. We are very grateful for every sign of solidarity and sympathy that we have received from the authorities and the citizens of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as from the diplomatic corps, accredited in Jakarta.

     Polish most famous jazz singer and composer; Anna Maria Jopek is coming to Indonesia in May to present herself to Indonesian audience within her Asian tour covering also Singapore and Japan. She will  perform in Jakarta, Surabaya and Denpasar.

    The Way Back - walk for freedom with Polish history in the background 

    film by Peter Weir, Starred by: Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, The Other Boleyn Girl), Ed Harris (The Rock, The Truman Show) and Colin Farrell (The Recruit)

     

    Directed by six-time Academy Award nominee Peter Weir (The Truman Show, Master and Commander, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Year of Living Dangerously, Dead Poets Society), The Way Back is an epic story of survival, solidarity and indomitable human will. A group of multicultural prisoners of a Soviet Union labor camp, leaded by Janusz (Jim Sturgess) from Poland, flee their Siberian Gulag and begin a treacherous journey to freedom across thousands of miles of hostile terrain.

    Where and when: http://www.21cineplex.com/ 

    Links http://thewaybackthemovie.com

    http://www.cinemablend.com/previews/The-Way-Back-4885.html

     The condolence book

    The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Jakarta with deepest regret and sorrow informs that on the 10th of April 2010, one of the greatest tragedies in the history of Poland took place. There was a tragic airplane crash near Smolensk in which, on their way to the ceremonies of the 70th Anniversary of the Katyn Massacre, H.E. President  of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczynski, Spouse of the President of the Republic of Poland Maria Kaczynska, the representatives of the country's highest authorities, high-level military and civilian leaders, official delegation and all the crew lost their lives.Due to this air crash tragedy the duties of the Head of State has been temporarily assumed by the Speaker of the Sejm Bronislaw Komorowski who has declared the national mourning in Poland from April 10th until 16th 2010. Mourning in all European Union countries was declared as well on Monday, April 12th 2010.The condolence book will be opened for signature at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland at Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav X Block IV/3, Kuningan, South Jakarta, on :

    - Monday, April 12th 2010 : 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 16:00 hours, and

    - Tuesday, April 13th 2010 : 09:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 16:00 hours.

    On 10 of June 2009 the Economic Section of the Polish Embassy organised a seminar at the University of Indonesia on 20 years of Polish economic transformation.

    Polish films on "Europe on Screen 2010"

    The European Film Festival (EFF), "Europe on Screen" was held for the first time in 2003 by the European cultural institutions in Indonesia. In 2010 the festival will be devoted to the theme of ‘Europe in Motion'. During the Festival two Polish films will be presented: Magic Tree (Magiczne Drzewo) by A. Maleszka and Splinters (Drzazgi) by M.Pieprzyca. Find more

    Embassy of Poland has the pleasure to invite for the performance of Occasion Dance Theatre titled "Alchemist of Hallucination" which will be played on Wednesday, 4th of June at 8 pm in Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Jl. Gedung Kesenian.

    Polish Mufti in Indonesia


    Since 24.03. to 28.03.2010, the Mufti of Poland, Mr. Tomasz Miśkiewicz, with his wife visited Indonesia. During his stay in Jakarta and Yogyakarta Mr. Miśkiewicz had numbers of meetings with  representatives of the Ministry of Religious Affairs RI, Indonesian Ulama Council and  the chairman and the members of Indonesian Muslim organization Muhammadiyah. Mufti Tomasz Miskiewicz gave also a lecture at the State Islamic University in Jakarta and the was talking about the history and the present of Polish Muslims, during a press conference at the Embassy.

    IV edition of Lech Walesa Award  

    Lech Walesa Award, founded by Lech Walesa Institute Foundation, is a symbolic and financial expression of support for those, who despite the social and political terror they face, have courage to struggle for peaceful development of the world. The prize consists of a special plaque, a diploma and amount of 100,000 USD to support the Laureat's activity.

    The Award Ceremony is held in the historical halls of Gdansk on September 29th and everty year gathers the broad spectrum of eminent guests  from Poland and from abroad.

    The Lech Walesa Institute Foundation invites organizations or individuals to nominate a candidate for 2011 edition of Lech Walesa Award.

    More information about the Award here, Regulations of the „Lech Walesa Award" here

    2nd European Higher Education Fair

    2nd European Higher Education Fair took place in Jakarta on 9th and 10th October. Embassy's booth was visited by Vice Minister of Education of Indonesia prof. Fasli Djalal, the Ambassador of UE Delagation in Indonesia H.E.Jullian Willson and, last but not least, more than 200 indonesian visitors. During 2 days of the 2nd EHEF over 13 thousands of students and parents have came to find the information about the studies in Europe.

    II EHEF Polish booth

    II EHEF Polish booth 

    You are a student... or you want to become one. You are interested in studies abroad.

    THINK ABOUT POLAND read more

    The Embassy of the Republic of Poland has a pleasure to inform that on Monday, 26th of May the great Polish jazz composer and pianist, Leszek Możdżer, gived his concert at Erasmus Huis.

    Chopin Piano Competition

    According to the 200 anniversary of the birth of great Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin, the Polish Embassy in Jakarta, together with the French Cultural Centre, organizes Piano Competition for young musicians. Finals of the competition and Gala Concert will be held on 19 April 2010 in the Dutch Cultural Centre Erasmus Huis. Qualifying competition will be held on April 12, also at the Erasmus Huis. We invite students of music, under 26 years of age. All interested in this competition should prepare one etiude of Frederic Chopin (maximum of 10 minutes).

    Registration: Mrs. Monuna Mansyur, Tel +62 21 3908585, Mail: mouna.mansyur@ccfjakarta.or.id



     On 16 of October 2009 the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Indonesia organised a seminar on the current economic situation in Poland and the role of Poland in the EU.

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