Paskibraka Team Named Pancasila Ambassadors

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 18 Agustus 2021
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President Jokowi gives directives to the national flag hoisting troop (paskibraka) at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (18/8). (Photo: BPMI/Muchlis Jr)

The Government has designated the 2021 national flag hoisting team (paskibraka) as ambassadors of state ideology Pancasila.

They are expected to disseminate the values of Pancasila in their everyday lives.

“Why are you designated as ambassadors of Pancasila? Because the Government would like to disseminate Pancasila values as a working ideology that we should implement in our daily lives, not merely a slogan. The noble values contained in Pancasila must be a guide and an inspiration for the Indonesian people in the society, the nation and the state,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said to the team in Jakarta, Wednesday (18/8).

According to the President, the team was designated to as Pancasila ambassadors considering their age so the Pancasila values can be disseminated in new ways and in a more contemporary approach to reach out to the younger generation.

“This is a breakthrough because the team are the best ones, the chosen ones from all over the country, from Sabang to Merauke, from Miangas to Rote Island. Being an ambassador is not easy since you have to strengthen the values of Pancasila among young people and most importantly to keep Pancasila strong as a unifier of the nation,” he said.

The Head of State went on to say that Indonesia has a large population, diverse ethnic groups, and thousands of islands from the most western part of Sabang to the most eastern part of Merauke.

The Indonesian people also have various customs, traditions, and religions, he added. According to the President, all these differences can be united by the ideology of Pancasila.

“There is no country as diverse as ours. Only our ideology can unite us,” he said.

The President also said he put high hopes to the paskibraka since they have great talents in various fields that should become a strength that must be maintained.

“I hope you will be able to become motivators for the young people, to share experiences, to encourage achievement, to form awareness of noble values, to be the unifier of the country, to become pioneers of change and progress that are beneficial to the country, nation and state,” he said.

Meanwhile, Head of the Pancasila Ideology Development Agency (BPIP) Yudian Wahyudi said that the number of participants who joined the Pancasila ideology development program is 11,173 paskibraka from 31 provinces and 225 districts / cities.

The joint coaching program with the BPIP for the paskibraka has started since 5 April 2021.

“The development of the Pancasila ideology is carried out starting from the selection and recruitment stages at the district / city level through the Pancasila test material,” he said.

Yudi also explained that the Pancasila ambassadors will receive continuous guidance from the BPIP in the Indonesian Paskibraka Duta Pancasila organization (DPPI) which was established from the national level to the district / city level.

“The previous batches of Paskibraka will also gradually join the program and those who have met the requirements will also be designated as Pancasila ambassadors,” Yudi added. (BPMI/UN) (EST/EP)

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