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Social Affairs Ministry Prepares for 2020 National Heroes Day

Social Affairs Ministry Prepares for 2020 National Heroes Day (kemensos)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Entering November 2020, the Indonesia Ministry of Social Affairs has increased the intensity of coordination to prepare for the 2020 Heroes Day commemoration. Coordination was carried out by involving various parties, central and local governments, State-Owned Enterprises, businesses, academics, historians, and mass media, among others.

Secretary of the Director General of Social Empowerment at the Ministry of Social Affairs Bambang Sugeng said that almost every week there are coordination meetings with all stakeholders.

"Of course all of this is in series to prepare for the commemoration of Heroes Day 2020, which will fall on November 10. The 2020 Heroes Day will take the theme of My Heroes of All Time," said Bambang in Jakarta, on Friday (10/30/2020) .

Later, Indonesia President Joko Widodo will act as the ceremonial inspector at the Heroes Day Commemoration event at the Kalibata National Heroes Cemetery (TMPNU), Jakarta, 10 November. Also attending the occasion will be Vice President KH Ma'ruf Amin, and accompanied by Social Minister Juliari P Batubara and related officials.

During the event, 60 seconds of silence will also be carried out by sounding the siren. At the same time, a flower wreath laying event will also be held in the sea led by the Chairman of the Indonesian Parliament, Puan Maharani.

Preparations for the 2020 Heroes Day have actually been going on since the middle of last October. On 20 October 2020, Minister of Social Affairs Juliari Batubara launched the official Heroes Day 2020 logo.

In the round logo, a warrior in a red tie is seen holding a pointed bamboo with a red and white flag flying at the end. Above is the Heroes Day 2020 theme, "My Heroes of All Time". Below is shown the year of implementation, namely 2020, flanked by three stars each.

Bambang said the theme "My Heroes of All Time" was deliberately chosen with consideration. In the past, heroes were identical with the struggle against the colonialists, which led to Indonesia's independence.

In the present era, said Bambang, the meaning of hero can be understood from various meanings. They are role models who can bring change and make positive contributions in various ways, from the economic, socio-cultural, artistic, political, and even tourism aspects of local to international scope.