On the 30th of June we usually commemorate the passing away of my late father: DR GSSJ Ratulangie, who was proclaimed by the Government of Indonesia as a National Hero.Due to some reasons this year The DR GSSJ RATULANGIE Foundation will have shifted some activities to November 2012 where a SAM RATULANGIE week is planned to be held. See also the2011 commemoration.
It was a surprise to us that there were other persons and an institution that arranged to commemorate this day too, as you will see on the following pictures.
Nenny is the secretary of the Rukun Keluarga RATULANGI, the Ratulangi family clan in Manado brought beautiful flowers.
In MANADO a Seminar was organised to discuss an ancient philosophy “TUMOU TOU”. This traditional wisdom was later in 1927 brought forward again at a discussion in Amurang held in 1925 that was held related to education of teachers at that time.
The chair on the left was not empty but the place used by DR. RICHARD SIWU (Rector of the Christian Unversity of Tomohon (UKIT) who had to leave temporarily to attend another meeting but came back later.
I was given both books as a present by the authors.