Head of the Human Resources and Organization Bureau Sri Handayani leading the national heroes day ceremony, Monday (11/13/2023). Photo by Humas MK/Fauzan.
JAKARTA (MKRI) — The Constitutional Court (MK) held the 78th Heroes Day Ceremony on Monday, November 11, 2023 in the yard of the Court’s second building in Central Jakarta. Leading the ceremony was head of the Human Resources and Organization Bureau Sri Handayani. The theme of the 78th Heroes Day was “The Spirit of Heroes for the Nation’s Future in Fighting Poverty and Ignorance.”
“This theme was raised through deep reflection to answer the increasingly real threat of modern colonization. We are a large market and are blessed with so many extraordinary natural resources such as fertile land, abundant marine products, and earth that stores a variety of minerals. The next generation has a real challenge to manage natural wealth and also the potential of Indonesia’s population for the glory of the nation and state,” Yani said reading the speech of the Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini.
Yani said conquering those threats requires the same spirit as exemplified by the heroes of November 10, 1945. “It’s not easy, but we can do it. Because the nation’s heroes have taught us the value of struggle. If we follow it, it will undoubtedly bring victory,” she stressed.
Yani also said that the heroes taught us not to be a nation of losers. She said Indonesians would never be willing to kneel down and give up. No matter how big the threat and challenge, Indonesians will face it with spirit.
With only bamboo sticks, the heroes in the November 10 Battle faced the enemy, who had won the World War with the best weaponry. Indonesian people joined hands with community leaders, religious leaders, and their followers, along with youth troops and fighters from all over the archipelago. Their motto was “Freedom or Death!”
The spirit of the heroes of 1945 has led Indonesians to refuse to lose and give in to circumstances. It has united us in our efforts to realize a united, sovereign, just, and prosperous nation as well as to advance the general welfare and intellectual life of the nation, to realize a better future. Together Indonesians build businesses and people’s economy that will make Indonesia grow into a more advanced, prosperous country.
Happy Heroes Day 2023. Let us pray for our heroes who have fallen before us.
Author : Utami Argawati
Editor : Nur R.
Translator : Nyi Mas Laras Nur Inten Kemalasari/Yuniar Widiastuti (NL)
Disclaimer: The original version of the news is in Indonesian. In case of any differences between the English and the Indonesian versions, the Indonesian version will prevail.
Monday, November 13, 2023 | 12:24 WIB 211