IPDN Graduates Are Agents of Reform, Future of Government: President Jokowi
Date 29 Juli 2020
Graduates of state-run Institute of Public Administration (IPDN) are the future of the Government and an agent of reforms, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said.
“It is in your hands that adaptation and reforms lie. It is your heart that will bring us closer with the people and serve them. It is your determination that will reinforce the values of state ideology Pancasila, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity),” the President said during a virtual inauguration ceremony of IPDN graduates Batch XXVII 2020 from Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java Province, Wednesday (29/7).
The graduation day, the President added, also marks a milestone of the graduates’ journey of devotion for the country, for the Motherland, as well as the struggle for the triumph of Indonesia.
“The time has come for you to show your achievements as civil servants to serve the people, to show your integrity and loyalty to the people, the state and the nation, to show your intelligence and agility to face the changing times, and to show your ability to provide a sense of justice and prosperity,” he said.
Becoming a civil service, the President continued, will create a strong sense of pride, dedication to Pancasila ideology, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, the Constitution, and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, and to an increasingly prosperous and onward Indonesia.
The President also noted that achievements of the civil service are the result of supports from others and urged the young graduates to thank their parents, lecturers, trainers, and caregivers for their sacrifice, perseverance, and dedication, as well as to be grateful for countless opportunities from the country and for the support of the state and the Government.
“I wish you best of luck in your duty as Indonesian young civil servants. Never stop learning to keep abreast of the times. Maintain your integrity as a public servant. Keep your dignity as servants of the country and bring Indonesia onward,” he said. (TGH/EN)
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas