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Front: Ki Hadjar Dewantara, Hindu Ganesh Statue
Back: Children in Classroom
Ki Hajar Dewantara (2 May 1889 - 28 April 1959), born Raden Mas Soewardi Soerjaningrat in Yogyakarta, was a pioneer in the field of education in Indonesia.
Ki Hadjar Dewantara studied at ELS (European Lagere School), then he continued his studies at Kweekschool (Teacher School) and Stovia (Javanese Doctor's School)
In 1949, he was chosen for Minister of Education and Culture.
The 2nd of May is Indonesia's 'National Education Day', named in his honour.
He built 'Taman Siswa' for the people of Indonesia.
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