Sesmensesneg: Pancasila is Home for All of Us
Date 1 Juni 2019
Setya read the statement before officials and staffs of Ministry of State Secretariat and Cabinet Secretariat during the Pancasila Birth Day Ceremony at Ministry of State Secretariat, Saturday (1/6).
He added that Pancasila has been proven to strengthen our equality as a nation amidst diversity of races, ethnicities, religions, beliefs, and cultures in Indonesia. “We are grateful that Pancasila until now has been able to make the Indonesian people live happily in diversity,” he said.
Pancasila as the foundation of the state, the ideology of the country and the philosophy of the nation, he added, was explored by the founding fathers of the nation and is an incomparable gift from the Almighty God for our nation.
He also added that Indonesians must continue to materialize the values of Pancasila in the present and in the future.
In the meantime, President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko “Jokowi” Widodo also sent a message to safeguard Pancasila as stated in the speech, as follows:
First, we must continue to try to reflect the fundamental values of Pancasila as the foundation of the country. As a great nation, we must make Pancasila one of the national prides. As a national pride, we must continue to practice and safeguard Pancasila simultaneously and continuously.
Second, through the commemoration of the Birth of Pancasila, we must build togetherness and great hope to welcome the life of a good nation and state. Pancasila as a guiding star contains the vision and mission of the country which provides an orientation towards the future struggle and national development. As positive energy to the nation, Pancasila must be applied as a guide to reaching the future of our nation.
At the end of the speech, Setya invited everyone attending the ceremony to make Pancasila a pillar in building the cultural garden, which is an ecosystem that makes all citizens of the nation live in peace and harmony amid diversity.
For the record, 1 June was set by President Jokowi as the Birth Day of Pancasila as well as a national holiday since 2017. It was stipulated in the Presidential Decree Number 24 of 2016 on the Birth Day of Pancasila. (MAY/EN)
Translated by : Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Edited by : M. Ersan Pamungkas