TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) virtually led the commemoration of the state ideology Pancasila Day through videoconferencing from the Garuda Room of the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java, Monday.
In his address, the head of state affirmed that this year, Pancasila Day must be commemorated amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as it tested the nation's fighting spirit, sacrifice, discipline, obedience, and composure in taking prompt and appropriate policy steps.
Jokowi further noted that Pancasila remained the cornerstone to forge ahead in a unified manner to overcome all challenges.
The president highlighted the need for all elements of the nation to come together in boosting unity and kinship by helping one another and sharing the workload.
Jokowi also called on the people to harbor belief that Indonesia is a nation of victors and that all should work together to overcome all deficiencies and weaknesses.
The president pointed to the tough challenges faced by the nation for which hard work was tantamount to tiding over the difficult, unprecedented time of the pandemic.
"Happy Pancasila Day. Let us always stand united, care for one another, and share with one another for the advancement of our beloved country," Jokowi noted in his message.
Indonesian Vice-President Ma'ruf Amin, Chairperson of the Steering Committee and fifth President of Indonesia Megawati Soekarnoputri, chairs and heads of state agencies and institutions, ministers of the Onward Indonesian Cabinet, Chairmen of the Pancasila Ideology Development Board, and other invitees partook in the ceremony to commemorate Pancasila Day.