Governor of Bali Wayan Koster Attends Commemoration Ceremony of The 92nd Youth Pledge Day Led by the President
- 28 Oktober 2020
- 20:10 WITA
DENPASAR, Balitopnews.com - Governor of Bali Wayan Koster and Bali Police Chief Inspector General Petrus Reinhard Golose and Kasdam IX / Udayana Brigadier General Candra Wijaya attended the 92nd Youth Pledge Day commemoration ceremony via video conference from the Bali Governor's Office, Jaya Sabha, Denpasar, Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
The event, which was chaired by President Joko Widodo, was attended by all Governors throughout Indonesia, the ranks of the TNI / Polri and youth throughout the archipelago.
In his briefing, President Joko Widodo said, the Youth Pledge is an important moment for the Indonesian nation. Because the incident 92 years ago was a historic moment.
"92 years ago, when youth from all over the archipelago set aside differences between those of various ethnic groups and regional languages to swear to become one Indonesia. One Motherland, One Nation, and One Language," Jokowi said when giving direct directions from the State Palace. , Jakarta.
According to President Jokowi, the spirit of the Youth Pledge has never been extinguished. Especially in the big current of globalization, what often happens is fierce competition between countries and also between individuals. According to him, it is not uncommon for the competition to end in efforts to defeat and destroy each other. It becomes negative energy that harms us all. The Youth Pledge actually brings positive, unifying energy.
"Competition and differences do not have to make us forget that there are common problems, common interests or common goals. All of which we can solve by unifying and working together, "he said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Youth and Sports (Menpora), Zainudin Amali, said that this year's Youth Pledge Day commemoration was carried out in extraordinary circumstances. It was very different from the commemoration of Youth Pledge Day in previous years. “There was no flag ceremony. There are no activities that bring crowds, such as the commemoration of previous years, ”said Zainudin who is connected from Manokwari, West Papua Province.
Zainudin said the spirit of the 92 years ago Youth Pledge is still relevant to the current situation and conditions. He stated, if 92 years ago the spirit of unity was to break free from colonialism, this time it was to fight Covid-19.
"So the spirit of unity is still very much needed at this time to jointly overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, to rise together, to welcome the progress of the nation, "he asked.
According to Zainudin, the spirit of the Youth Pledge this year should be a momentum for youth. "Not only do they rise to face adversity in various lines and sectors of life. But Indonesian youth also have a very big role to be an example in society in carrying out the Covid-19 health protocol by implementing 3M, namely wearing masks, washing hands and keeping their distance," he explained . (gix)