H.R. Agung Laksono, Member of the Presidential Advisory Council accompanied by Secretary of the Wantimpres Member, Ganjar Razuni, paid a working visit to the Istiqlal Mosque and Cathedral Church Jakarta on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
On this occasion, Prof. Nasaruddin Umar, Grand Imam of the Istiqlal Mosque conveyed some of the current conditions and development plans that will be carried out at the Istiqlal Mosque. Starting from the planned construction of the Istiqlal Mosque History Museum of Islamic Civilization, several lines connected to public facilities, to the completion of the connecting tunnel between the Istiqlal Mosque and the Cathedral Church.
Prof. Nasaruddin Umar also conveyed the Istiqlal Mosque Ulama Cadre Education Program (PKU-MI) which involves the Istiqlal Mosque Management Agency (BPMI) and the Jakarta Institute of Al-Quran Science College (PTIQ) which will later become a reference in the form of a programmatic special education curriculum regarding professional Ulama Cadre.
In addition to the discussion, the activity continued with a site review by H.R. Agung Laksono to several areas of the Istiqlal Mosque such as VIP meeting rooms, the main room used for prayer, and several areas that will be renovated. H.R. Agung Laksono also visited the Cathedral Church accompanied by one of the Church’s Pastors.
Also attending the event were the Head of Training and Education, Head of Worship, Head of Riayah, Head of Social Affairs and Empowerment of the People, Head of Public Relations and Protocol of the Istiqlal Mosque, Church Pastor and Manager of the Jakarta Cathedral Church.