On 20 May 1908, several native Indonesian led by Dr. Soetomo founded the first organization of native Indonesians, namely Boedi Oetomo.
This was a courageous action, because at that time Indonesia was occupied by the Dutch colonial forces whereby natives activities were strictly limited and oppressed.
It was this action that inspired independence movements in Indonesia, starting from the creation of the first native political party namely the Indische Partij in 1912, followed by the first congress of native youths on
28 October 1928, and the declaration of independence on 17 August 1945.
Due to the above mentioned facts, the 20th of May has officially been declared as the National Resurrection Day.
I hope that those who are holding power now would always remember and respect all the efforts that have been made by our founding fathers, therefore do their very best to make Indonesia a better place to live. .
- Peringatan 102 Tahun Hari Kebangkitan Nasional
- Kebangkitan Nasional Indonesia (Wikipedia).