Wednesday, 21 October 2020 | 11:35 WIB

Social Affairs Minister Urges Karang Taruna to Increase Services amid Pandemic

Indonesia Minister of Social Affairs Juliari P Batubara (kemensos)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesia Minister of Social Affairs Juliari P Batubara has called on all leaders and members of Karang Taruna (Youth Organization) throughout the country to increase their service in the midst of the nation's increasingly complex challenges, especially in dealing with the impact of the pandemic.

The Minister of Social Affairs' appeal was followed by commemorating the 60th anniversary of Karang Taruna which fell on September 26.

As one of the Potentials and Sources of Social Welfare (PSKS), Karang Taruna supports the government in development. The Minister of Social Affairs stated that Karang Taruna plays an important role in supporting the implementation of social welfare. This year, the 60th Anniversary of Karang Taruna took the theme "Combining in Diversity, Working with Solidarity."

"As a youth organization, Karang Taruna does not only play a role in developing and empowering the potential of the young generation but also in preventing and dealing with various social problems. When the nations of the world, including the Indonesian nation, are fighting against the pandemic, I hope that Karang Taruna plays an active role together with other elements of the nation," said Social Affairs Minister Juliari, on Saturday (09/26/2020).

According to him, Karang Taruna can take a role in accordance with the social context in which they are in and their personal capacity and competence.

“The work of Karang Taruna is very influential in the community. Therefore, we really appreciate and appreciate the hard work of all of you in helping to accelerate the handling of Covid-19, "he said.

This pandemic is a test of patience for all of us. "It is hoped that Karang Taruna will continue to strive to provide services to the community in the frame of social solidarity," he continued.

Whatever the form, crises often occur in human life. According to the Minister of Social Affairs, this is precisely our opportunity to forge our own toughness. Karang Taruna itself has undergone several stages of change starting from the phase of declaration, growth, development, strengthening, strengthening, challenges, to enlightenment.

"The transition from one phase to another will definitely go through what is called a crisis, and Karang Taruna has proven its ability to survive these crises. Even now in the enlightenment phase, it is very possible for sub-phases to occur until they reach the ideal state they aspire to. The 60-year existence of Karang Taruna proves its adaptability to crises," Juliari added.