Pancasila faces increasingly formidable challenges: President

02-Jun-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has reminded the Indonesian nation of an increasingly formidable challenge to instill the values of the Pancasila state ideology in the community amid the rapid technological development and global interaction.

The rapid interaction among members of the global community in the era of globalisation does not spontaneously increase common views and togetherness. Instead, it gives rise to various challenges for which the nation must remain vigilant, the president stated while addressing a ceremony marking the birth of Pancasila on Tuesday.

“What makes us remain vigilant is the increasing rivalries and competition, including those related to inter-views, inter-values, and inter-ideologies,” he remarked.

Jokowi noted that developments in science and technology also had an impact on the landscape of technological constellation.

The fourth industrial revolution (industry 4.0) has made it easier for the international community to hold dialogs, interact, and engage in organisations. As 5G connectivity reaches worldwide, international interactions have increasingly become easier and faster, the president pointed out.

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“International radical ideologies have capitalised on the facilities to penetrate all areas, all classes, and all age groups in Indonesia, regardless of the place and time,” he stated.

Hence, the president highlighted the need to increase knowledge of the values of the Pancasila state ideology through extraordinary ways.

“Our fellow countrymen and countrywomen, to face all these, to broaden and deepen the knowledge of Pancasila values, we cannot use ordinary ways but extraordinary ways,” he remarked.

The ceremony was held in a “hybrid” manner in which the president followed it from the Bogor Presidential Palace, while troops attended it in the yard of Pancasila Building in the Foreign Ministry compounds in Jakarta, and top state officials partook in it from their offices.

Attendees at the ceremony comprised Chair of the People’s Consultative Assembly Bambang Soesatyo, who read out the Pancasila text at the ceremony, and Chief of the House of Representatives (DPR) Puan Maharani, who read out the preamble of the 1945 Constitution.


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