Jakarta – On Wednesday morning, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana welcomed inhabitants of Ende District, East Nusa Tenggara, who had gathered to observe Pancasila Day.
According to a press release from the Presidential Secretariat, the president and first lady visited Ende locals at 7:05 a.m. local time (UTC +8) before traveling for Soekarno’s Exile Home in Ende.
While greeting the residents, Jokowi and Iriana wore Ragi Lambu Luka Lesu, a traditional Ende outfit. The president was dressed in a red-black cloth, while the first lady was dressed in a brown-purple cloth.
“Thank you, thank you,” the president responded to the villagers’ eagerness to greet him. Iriana then embraced a baby before being photographed by the baby’s mother.
After greeting the residents, the president and first lady left for Soekarno’s Exile Home before serving as the inspector for the anniversary of the Birth of Pancasila.
During the occasion, the president exhorted the Indonesian people to incorporate Pancasila values into their daily lives.
Pancasila, according to the president, strives not only to unite the Indonesian people but also to serve as a guiding beacon in the face of national crises.
“Our nation can stand as a mighty country because we agreed to adopt Pancasila as our basis,” Jokowi said.
According to Jokowi, every Indonesian citizen must commit to adopting Pancasila and defending its five essential precepts, which can be realized through social and national structures.
“Let us (apply Pancasila) in government management and social contact,” he said.
Following the ceremony’s end, the president proceeded to the Bung Karno Contemplation Park. He will subsequently be given the Ende traditional title at the Ende Weaving Home in Ende District and then go to the Bung Karno Gallery at Christ the King Cathedral.