Thursday, October 28, 2010

Youth's Pledge Day


On 28 October 1928, young people from various parts of the Dutch Colony of East India held the first Congress of Youth at the capital city of Batavia.

The participants of the congress have pledged as follows :
1)  We have one country   =  a country called Indonesia
2)  We have one nation     =  an Indonesian Nation
3)  We have one language =  an Indonesian Language


This pledge has unified the people in the said Dutch Colony and inspired them to declare the independence of the Republic of Indonesia on 17 August 1945.

I sincerely hope that every citizens of Indonesia, especially those in the central and provincial governments and parliaments would always remember the Youth's Pledge.

Images : Courtesy of Jimmy Zakaria (below) and Tandainama (above). 

14 comments:

ReBorn said...

I also hope the students better understand the meaning of youth's pledge before a demonstration into the streets.

H. Nizam said...

Reborn,
Yes, I also hope so.

cucuharis said...

Selamat Hari Sumpah Pemuda
Lanjutkan perjuangan membangun negara

H. Nizam said...

Cucuharis,
Oke, mari kita berjuang membangun negara kita.

colson said...

On this day, the 28th of October, I gladly add my outsider's wishes to yours.

However I don't think there is any serious reason to doubt the ( multicultural)unity of the huge country, nation or the language. Is there?

H. Nizam said...

Colson,
Yes you are right, there's no threat to the said three principles.
There are few who wants to force a single culture concept.
But Indonesia is a heterogeneous society with 237 mio people consisting of many tribe with different cultures, living on more 17,000 islands.
Therefore different from countries which are smaller and homogeneous like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Irak and Afghanistan.

berpikir positif said...

I just want to say let's unity say no to fight

the dream catcher said...

just remember? :D I think students nowadays can't remember the national anthem I sincerely doubt they even know about Youth's Pledge Day...

H. Nizam said...

@Berpikir Positif,
Yes we must be united and not fight with each other.

@Dream Catcher,
Considering that they learned national history at schools (SD,SMP,SMA) they should know
about it, only forgotten.

Fir'aun NgebLoG said...

Turut mengucapkan "selamat hari sumpah pemuda" Semoga generasi kita bertambah kualitasnya :D

H. Nizam said...

Fir'aun NgebloG,
Semoga kualitas bangsa kita pada umumnya dan pemuda pada khususnya semakin meningkat.

Enny said...

Jadilah INDONESIA yang kaya akan Ilmu bukan kaya akan Korupsi

Kurniawan said...

Hai Pemudi also Pemuda... jadilah INDONESIA jangan jadi INDONSIAL

H. Nizam said...

@Enny,
Setuju sekali kita harus kaya akan ilmu.

@Kurniawan,
Benar kita harus tetap Indonesia