President Jokowi Calls on Public to Pray, Join Hands to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic
Indonesian independence is blessings from the Almighty God, the result of heroic struggle, and the spirit of unity and togetherness of all Indonesians regardless of ethnicity, religion, race, and inter-group relations, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said.
The Head of State further said that the spirit of togetherness and mutual cooperation inherited by the Indonesian founding fathers will always be a part of the soul of the Indonesian nation.
The spirit will remain with Indonesia when facing the current challenges, he added.
“Our country is now facing a complex challenge, namely COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, I call on all elements of the nation to hold each other’s hands, stay together, work together, as well as carry out concrete and inner efforts in order to face COVID-19 pandemic,” said the President during an Online National Mass Prayer in Welcoming the Commemoration of 76th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence Day, Sunday (1/08).
On that occasion, the President said that the prayer, as a nation which believes in the Almighty God, is a power to strengthen and heal the people, adding that it is also a powerful force to awaken hope and optimism.
“May the Almighty God give all of us the way, make our steps and efforts easier to achieve victory against COVID-19 pandemic,” the President said.
Furthermore, President Jokowi also expressed his gratitude to all elements, especially ulema, religious leaders, and preachers for their contribution to call on the public to comply with health protocols, to help speed up the vaccination, as well as to guide and accompany people through current difficult situations. (PR of Cabinet Secretariat/TGH/UN) (AP/MUR)