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).