ACTNews, NORTH LOMBOK – It didn’t take long for the evacuees in Tanjung, North Lombok, to start the qurbani sacrifice. After finishing the Eid-ul-Adha prayer and greeting each other, a number of them were getting ready for the slaughter. On Wednesday (8/22) morning, several cows were sacrificed in Sigar Penjalin Village,the center of Global Qurban’s animal sacrifice in Tanjung and Pemenang sub-district.
The carcasses of the cows were distributed to villages in Tanjung sub-district. In Sokong Village, the evacuees took part in processing the meat, from skinning, cutting, to cooking.
The skinning and cutting process were mostly done by men while the cooking process was done by women. They quickly prepared the seasoning for the meat.
“We involved the evacuees in preparing the dishes, especially the women. They decided for themselves what dishes are to be cooked,” explained Kusmayadi, Coordinator of Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s Humanitarian Posts.
The happiness of qurbani was also seen in Gondang, North Lombok. Ten heads of cattle were sacrificed and distributed for the local evacuees. The qurbani activities were seen from early in the morning until almost noon. With the assistance from Indonesian Military, the locals were busy skinning and cutting the meat from the cows.
The evacuees around the Gondang open field received fresh cuts of beef to be cooked. One of the recipients was Sabdi.
The Eid-ul-Adha this year, according to Sabdi, is different than in previous years because they have to celebrate it in evacuation posts. Sabdi’s family was ready to cook the meat into satay or rendang. “We cook it directly because we have no refrigerators to store it,” said Sabdi, Wednesday (8/22).
Until Thursday (8/23), the activities on the sacrificial locations were still seen, so were activities in All ACT Public Kitchens that have been turned into Qurbani Kitchens. Each kitchen will serve delicious and nutritious dishes for the evacuees on during Eid-ul-Adha.
Insha Allah, the Qurbani Kitchen initiated by Global Qurban – ACT will keep cooking to bring happiness in 16 regencies and municipalities in Indonesia until 13th of Dhul-Hijjah.