Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pancasila

During a meeting of the committee for preparation of independence of Indonesia (BPUPKI) on 1 June 1945, leader of independence movement i.e. Soekarno introduced the Pancasila i.e. five principles consisting of: Belief in God, Humanity, Unity, Representative Democracy, Social Justice.

On 17 August 1945, independence was declared, Soekarno became president and Pancasila became the basis for the constitution and all laws and regulations in Indonesia.

Since then, Pancasila played a significant role in unifying 240 million Indonesian people living in more than 17,000 islands, consisting of many different religions, ethnics, languages, traditions.

Considering the above mentioned facts, 1 June has been celebrated as the date of birth of Pancasila.

I hope that in the future, interpretation and implementation of the principles of Pancasila would always be carried as a unison, and in line with the laws and regulations in Indonesia. That way, Indonesia will always be a unitary state.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you pls.clear it the word PANCASILA,

H. Nizam said...

Anonymous,
I wish that you would be "brave" enough to mention your name so that we can be friend.
Anyway I would like to thank you for visiting, commenting and criticizing.
The word PANCASILA consists of two silables : PANCA = FIVE, SILA = PRINCIPLES. And if you read my post carefully you will find that I have explained about it.

THe SNEE said...

Thanks so much for tipping me off to your most recent post. I just learned about Pancasila and feel smarter for it! I love learning new things!!!

H. Nizam said...

TheSnee,
You are welcome. Thank you for the comment.

colson said...

RI is lucky there was ( is) a lot of wisdom in founding fathers' brief and solid 'charter'.

In the right hands it is a strong skeleton for a just and prospering nation. It as to be executed by the right people though (which regrettably wasn't always the case in the past).

umihoney said...

As in any country the world over the founders and architect of constitution and charters,in your case Pancasila in ours Rukun Negara..the intention is always unity.They had a vision and hopefully the present and future generation value that intention and the sacrifices that have been made to be where we are today.

H. Nizam said...

Umihoney,
Considering that state symbols like our Pancasila and Malaysia's Rukun Negara have successfully proven their ability to unite the nation therefore efforts must be made to make next generation honor them too.

eric said...

halloo....:)

H. Nizam said...

Eric,
Thank you for coming

Kojeje said...

Woww. we learn about Independence ?
Great ... :)