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Social Affairs Ministry: Children Will Take Part in National Heroes Day Commemoration and Events

Jumat, 05-November-2021 13:00

Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma
Foto : Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs
Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs will involve children in a series of 2021 National Heroes Day activities at the central level. Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini said the involvement of children is important to instill the fighting spirit inherited by the heroes.

"We want to inspire the children that the independence we have won is not a gift, but the struggle of the heroes, so that they (the children) do not become weak and are enthusiastic to fight for independence," said Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma.

The statement was made by Social Affairs Minister Risma at the 2021 National Heroes Day Plenary Meeting at the Aneka Bhakti Building, Ministry of Social Affairs, in Jakarta, on Friday (11/05/2021).

The Minister of Social Affairs said children consisting of representatives of junior high and high school students are invited to take part in the National Pilgrimage Ceremony at the Kalibata National Heroes Cemetery (TMPNU) on November 10, 2021.

"The children are planned to sing songs of struggle to the accompaniment of traditional music. After that, we will invite them to lay flowers at the heroes' graves," said the Minister of Social Affairs.

Furthermore, on November 15, 2021, there will be a Strengthening of Heroic Values ​​which will also invite representatives of junior and senior high school students from all over Indonesia to visit the graves of heroes, sites of struggle, and museums.

"There will be around 100 to 200 children that are invited. Of course, the involvement of these children is provided they have been vaccinated," said the Minister of Social Affairs.

Overall, the 2021 National Heroes Day activities with the theme "My Hero My Inspiration" will be held with main activities, main activities, and supporting activities at the central, regional, and overseas levels.

The main activities at the central level on November 10 include: 1. National Pilgrimage Ceremony at TMPNU Kalibata with the the President of Indonesia as the Ceremony Inspector; 2. The Wreath Laying Ceremony at Sea with the TNI Commander as Ceremonial Inspector; 3. The Ceremony of the Awarding of the National Hero Title at the State Palace, with the Indonesian President as Ceremony Inspector.

Meanwhile, other supporting activities are the National Level Heroic Scientific Writing Competition and the Heroic Service at TMPNU Kaibata on October 30 - 31.

At the regional and international levels, the commemoration of National Heroes Day is carried out with a limited number of flag ceremonies and the hoisting of the Red and White flag at full mast.

The public is also advised to be silent on Cipta simultaneously for 60 seconds starting on November 10, 2021 at 08.15 local time while still prioritizing health protocols.

More information regarding National Heroes Day 2021 can be accessed via

Attending the meeting of the Director General of Social Empowerment; Director General of Social Protection and Security; Director General of PFM; Inspector General of the Ministry of Social Affairs; Head of BP3S; Special Staff of the Minister of Social Affairs; Chairperson of the 2021 Heroes Day Central Committee; Head of the Bureau of Titles, Merits, and Honors; Head of the Military and Police Personnel Bureau of the Setmilpres; Chief of Staff of the Permanent Garrison 1/Jakarta; representatives of the Ministry of Transportation, representatives of Kemendikbudristek; Senior Vice President of Bank Mandiri; Vice President of BNI.

Reporter : turkhan
Editor : turkhan

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