President Jokowi Leads Pancasila Sanctity Day Ceremony This Year
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Saturday (1/10) led a ceremony to commemorate Pancasila Sanctity Day at Pancasila Sanctity Monument in Lubang Buaya, East Jakarta.
The ceremony began with a report from the Ceremony Commander to President Jokowi as the Inspector of the Ceremony. The President then led the participants to observe a moment of silence to commemorate the services of the fallen heroes of the nation.
Afterward, Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Bambang Soesatyo read the Pancasila manuscript, followed by the reading of the Preamble to the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia by Speaker of the Regional House of Representatives (DPD) La Nyalla Mattalitti.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) Puan Maharani also read and signed the Pledge manuscript, while Minister of Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas recited the prayer to close the event.
The following is the pledge read and signed by Speaker of the DPR: “By the grace of God Almighty, we who carry out this ceremony are fully aware that since the proclamation of the independence of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia on August 17, 1945, in reality, there have been many disturbances both from within the country and abroad to the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia; that the disturbances were made possible by the carelessness and lack of vigilance of the Indonesian people towards activities that seek to overthrow Pancasila as the state ideology; that with the spirit of togetherness based on the noble values of the Pancasila ideology, the Indonesian nation can still fortify the establishment of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. So, before the God Almighty, in commemorating Pancasila Sanctity Day, we are determined to continuously maintain and practice the values of Pancasila as a source of strength, to unite together to fight for and uphold truth and justice for the integrity of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.”
After the ceremony, the President and First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin and his spouse Ibu Wury Ma’ruf Amin briefly visited the Pancasila Sanctity Monument before leaving the location. (AIT/UN) (FI/MMB)