Detiktoday.com – President Joko Widodo presided over the 75th anniversary ceremony of the Indonesian National Army (TNI) Day which this year was held at the State Palace, Jakarta, on Monday, October 5, 2020, with the theme “Synergy for the Country”.
Acting as the Commander of the Ceremony in the commemoration which this time was held in a minimalist manner by implementing strict health protocols was Colonel Kal. Eri Ahmad Harahap, S.T., M.M. While Brigadier General Lismer Lumban Siantar, S.I.P. acting as a Ceremony Officer.
President Joko Widodo as the Inspector of the Ceremony led the way in a silent silence at the beginning of the ceremony. Furthermore, Letda Mar. Yafet Basik-Basik guides the pronunciation of Sapta Marga.
On that occasion, three outstanding TNI soldiers were awarded the Honorary Certificate of the Republic of Indonesia. Bintang Kartika Eka Paksi Nararya was given to Colonel Inf. Sri Widodo, Bintang Jalasena Nararya given to Captain Mar. Suryo Hadil Umam, and Bintang Swa Bhuana Forced Nararya were given to Peltu Sobirin.
In his mandate, the Head of State congratulated the TNI on its 75th birthday, which was not only celebrated by members and extended families of the TNI, but also all Indonesian people. Many of the TNI’s actions have taken place during its long journey for the nation and state.
“The long journey of the TNI since the struggle for independence until now shows that the TNI is the main guardian of the country’s sovereignty, maintains the territorial integrity of the Republic of Indonesia which is based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution, and protects the entire nation and all Indonesian blood from threats and disturbances to the integrity of the nation and state. , “he said.
The contribution of the TNI to the country is not only through military operations for war, but also through military operations other than war, which include helping people who are facing natural disasters and helping the government to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
“On behalf of the Indonesian people I would like to express my highest appreciation to the extended families and institutions of the TNI, soldiers who are on duty anywhere, as well as to retired officers who have left TNI institutions and soldiers who are always dedicated to the progress of the country in a changing world,” he said.
After conveying the message and the completion of the commemoration ceremony procession, the Head of State took the time to greet the TNI soldiers who participated in this ceremony virtually from several points spread across Indonesia.
Some of the TNI soldiers who attended the ceremony virtually and were greeted by the President were TNI soldiers who served at the Galang Island Covid-19 special hospital, who served at the Skouw Papua border, tasked with securing the outer islands of Sekatung Island, the Indonesian Air Force Radar Unit. Saumlaki, who served on KRI Jhon Lie, as well as who served in the Congolese UN Task Force.
Present directly at this commemoration ceremony were limited invitations including Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud Md., Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, National Police Chief General Pol. Idham Azis, Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Army, General TNI Andika Perkasa, Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral TNI Yudo Margono, to Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Air Forces Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo.