Govt Presents Awards to Mass Organizations
Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo handed over awards to a number of mass organizations that were considered to have succeeded in making a major contribution to the countrys development and safeguarding the sovereignty of Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.
The awarding ceremony was held in the Forum for Communication Coordination between the Central Government, Regional governments and Mass Organizations in Jakarta, Tuesday (6/11).
The organizations that get the awards are: 1. The Indonesian Child Cancer Foundation (YAKKI) in health Sector; 2. The Center for Forest Protection (COP) in environment sector; 3. The Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) in governance Sector; 4. The Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC) in disaster management sector; 5. The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (Aman) in cultural sector to; 6. The Female Head of Households (Pekka) in women’s empowerment sector; and 7. The Sultan Iskandar Muda College Foundation in education sector.
Minister of Home Affairs also awarded the Lifelong Service category to educational foundation Taman Siswa, Catholic Woman of the Republic of Indonesia, and two Islamic mass organizations Al Irsyad Al Islamiyyah and Persis.
For the special category, Minister of Home Affairs conferred awards to the Anti-Narcotic Movement (Granat), the Youth of Pancasila, the Youth Wing of Nahdatul Ulama GP Ansor, and Youth of Muhammadiyah, while the best regional Bakesbangpol (Government Agency for National Unity and Politics) are from North Sulawesi Province, Semarang and Pasuruan.
In his remarks, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo expressed his pride for mass organizations that have succeeded in improving the quality, competence and institutional capacity of the organization.
“Congratulations to all mass organizations and regional Governments that have contributed greatly to the development of our beloved nation,” Tjahjo said, adding that he also advised the mass organizations to support each other and continue to give their best to Indonesia.
“The awards are expected to boost the spirit of other organizations to be better and the organizations that got the awards must be able to embrace other organizations and remain within the framework of Unity in Diversity (Bhineka Tunggal Ika),” the Minister concluded.
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Ersan Pamungkas