Pramuka Needs Revitalizing to Face Challenges: President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 14 Agustus 2018
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President Jokowi attends the 57th Scout Day Commemoration Ceremony, at Gajah Mada Square, Wiladatika Recreational Park, Cibubur, Jakarta, Tuesday (14/8). (Photo by: IST)

President Jokowi attends the 57th Scout Day Commemoration Ceremony, at Gajah Mada Square, Wiladatika Recreational Park, Cibubur, Jakarta, Tuesday (14/8). (Photo by: IST)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo urged the Indonesian Scout Movement (Pramuka) to revitalize itself to produce tough, noble, and innovative members who have the values of Pancasila (the five principles of Indonesia).

“Revitalizing Pramuka is important because challenges faced by the current generation are different than the ones faced by the past generation,” President Jokowi said in his remarks at the 57th Pramuka Day Commemoration Ceremony at Gajah Mada Square, Wiladatika Recreational Park, Cibubur, Jakarta, Tuesday (14/8).

Pramuka members, the President added, must not be educated with Morse language only but also with digital language and knowledge, coding, and artificial intelligence. He added that the members must also have knowledge on advance robotic and the Internet of things.

“We all must be aware of language and knowledge of industrial revolution 4.0 that has changed today’s civilization,” the President added.

President Jokowi also reminded Pramuka members attending the event that economic, political, socio-cultural condition have changed; thus, he urged them to bear in mind that behind marching drill, as well as training to set up tent, and tie knots, lie the values of discipline, perseverance and nobility.

“These values are needed by Indonesian young generation to win current and future global competitions; the values needed to make Indonesia a winning nation,” President Jokowi said, adding that those values must be taught to the members in a creative, modern way that can attract the attention of Y and Z generations, generations that are critical, hardworking, and digitalized.

“That must be the concern of Pramuka to be relevant with the life of Indonesian current generation,” the President said.

Furthermore,, President Jokowi also reminded all Pramuka members all over Indonesia to always uphold Pancasila and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity), to become a generation who is thirsty for achievements and work in their respective fields as the achievements are the pride of the nation; and to lead the future of Indonesia when their time comes.

“Lead the country and bring a long-awaited glory for its people,” the President said.

Also attending the event were First Lady Ibu Iriana, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara, and Chairman of the Indonesian Scout Movement Adhyaksa Dault.  (FID/RAH/ES) (RAS/EP/Naster)

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