The 2021 UNY Young Dalang X Festival which has been taking place from Tuesday, June 8 to Saturday, June 12 at the Ki Nartosabdo Building, Faculty of Language and Arts (FBS) UNY has succeeded in presenting child puppeteers who are quite skilled in playing a series of puppets and amaze thousands of audiences who watched online through the YouTube Humas 2020 FBS UNY channel. Although most of the participants could be said to be extraordinary, the Jury had to choose 6 puppeteers as winners out of a total of 32 participants.
Institutionally, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta is responsible for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which has become a global development agreement under the auspices of the United Nations (UN). In line with UNY's identity as an educational institution, this responsibility and commitment is manifested through efforts to ensure equitable quality education and increased learning opportunities for all. This is in accordance with one of the SDGs agendas, namely quality education.
Members of Javanese traditional society are very fond of wayang purwa (classic leather puppet)’s stories and shows. In that precious cultural heritage of Indonesia, life of mankind is depicted as a shadow in which life experience and life purposes one by one take place in certain stages. The life of mankind goes on in an undeniably given pattern. Therefore, themes in wayang are certain and far from possibilities.