Saturday, October 15, 2011

Reservoir Siranda

On Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 at 4.31pm
The day before 66 years ago. Historic events in the struggle for Indonesian independence occurred in the city of Semarang.
This event is known as the "Battle of FIVE DAYs in Semarang". This is a battle of the greatest people of Indonesia in Semarang on 15-19 October 1945.

On Oct 14, 1945.
In a precarious state, Semarang residents got word that the Japanese army had let down the poison in the Reservoir Siranda as the sole source of water in the city of Semarang. Residents became restless.
As head of the hospital Purusara (now is known as hospital Kariadi), after receiving word that the water source reservoir siranda poisoned by the Japanese army. So after maghrib, doctors Kariadi decide and get going toward the reservoir siranda.
In an atmosphere that is very dangerous, Dentists Soenarti as the Doctor Kariadi's wife have warned not to go to him. But he still must go to check siranda reservoir.
On the way to the reservoir, together Kariadi and Tentara Pelajar army indiscriminately fired at by Japanese soldiers. Lives of these young doctors did not survive and died at the age of 40 years.
Learning from this incident,
"Dedication is not only the value of professionalism, but the sacrifice of lives"

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