ACTNews, JAKARTA – The Hino 500 truck parked at the National Monument (Monas) Jakarta, Saturday (8/31), not far from the southern entrance of Monas which was also the starting point for thousands of Jakarta torch parade participants. The big truck was the Humanity Food Truck from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) which supported the Muharram Festival held by the Jakarta Provincial Government.
On Saturday night, the streets of the capital city of Jakarta were shining with the lights from the torch parade. Thousands of participants came from six administrative cities of Jakarta. There were also many visitors who came to watch. In addition, there were also many visitors come from outside the area who came to watch.
The Humanity Food Truck came to Monas to support the Muharram Festival by providing free meals for the participants. Humanity Food Truck Coordinator Ryan Andriana Rachman said, at the Muharram Festival, ACT deployed two Humanity Food Truck units. The two trucks were parked on two different locations: Monas and around M.H. Thamrin Street. "As many as 2,200 packages of prepared meals were distributed to the participants of the parade," explained Ryan.
Additionally, ACT also supported the Muharram Festival by ambulances equipped with medical equipment and medical teams. Renal Zulmisaputra from ACT Medical Team stated that as the parade took place from noon to night, ACT ambulances and medical team were standing buy. "Since this afternoon, we have been at Monas, which is the initial center of the crowd," Renal said.
Muharram Festival was an event held by Jakarta Provincial Government to celebrate the coming of the new Hijri year. This event took place from around Monas and Hotel Indonesia Roundabout. A stage was set up at the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout where artists and musicians performed. There were also booths, including one that belonged to ACT. "For people who want to donate to ease the drought that hit Indonesia, they can come to our booth around the HI Roundabout, just in front of Graha Mandir," Ryan added.