Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at the Commemoration of Pancasila Day 2021, 1 June 2021, from Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java Province
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Peace and prosperity be upon us,
Greetings of Virtue.
Honorable Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia Bapak Prof. K.H. Ma’ruf Amin;
Distinguished Fifth President of the Republic of Indonesia as well as Chairperson of Steering Committee of the Agency for the Implementation of the State Ideology of Pancasila (BPIP) Ibu Hajjah Megawati Soekarnoputri and all members of the Steering Committee;
Distinguished Sixth Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia Bapak Try Sutrisno;
Honorable Chairpersons and Heads of State Institutions: Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia, Speaker of the Regional Representatives Council of the Republic of Indonesia, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia, Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia, Chief Justice of the Judicial Commission of the Republic of Indonesia, Head of the Supreme Audit Agency of the Republic of Indonesia;
Honorable Ministers of the Indonesian Onward Cabinet;
Excellencies Ambassadors of Friendly Countries;
Honorable Chairperson of Steering Committee of the Agency for the Implementation of the State Ideology of Pancasila (BPIP) and all of its ranks; and
Beloved Participants of the ceremony and all Indonesian people I am proud of.
We must make the most of the commemoration of Pancasila Day every 1 June to reinforce the values of Pancasila in the life of society, nation, and state. Although Pancasila has been integrated in the life of Republic of Indonesia since the country was founded, the challenges facing Pancasila are not getting any lighter. Globalization and interactions between parts of the world do not necessarily boost shared perspectives and togetherness. We have to be aware of the increased rivalry and competition, including the rivalry between perspectives, the rivalry between values, and the rivalry between ideologies.
Transnational ideologies tend to thrive and enter various lines of people’s lives in various manners and strategies. The development of science and technology also affects the landscape of ideological contestation. The Industrial Revolution 4.0 has also provided various facilities for dialogue, interaction, and organization on a large scale across countries.
As 5G connectivity hits the world, interactions across the world will also get easier and faster. The facilities can also be used by radical transnational ideologues to reach all corners of Indonesia, to all walks of life, and to all ages, regardless of location and time. The speed of expansion of radical transnational ideologies can surpass normal standards when taking advantage of this technological disruption.
My fellow countrypersons,
To face these challenges, the expansion and internalization of Pancasila values could not be carried out in ordinary ways. We need extraordinary new ways by means of utilizing the development of science and technology, especially the Industrial Revolution 4.0. And, at the same time, Pancasila must become the foundation in the development of science and technology in accordance with Indonesian values.
I invite all government officials, religious leaders, community leaders, educators, professionals, the Indonesian youths, and all Indonesian people to unite and actively strengthen the values of Pancasila in realizing the Advanced Indonesia we aspire to be.
Happy Pancasila Day. Do internalize Pancasila in the life of society, nation, and state.
I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Om Santi Santi Santi Om,
Namo Buddhaya. (FI/MUR)