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Social Affairs Minister Reminds Staff to Strengthen Pancasila Values at Work

Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini (kemsos)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has lead an offline commemoration of the establishment of Pancasila ceremony at the Pancasila Building at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Complex in Jakarta, on Tuesday (06/01/2021). Starting right at 08:00, the ceremony was attended in a limited manner with health protocols.

Leaders of ministries and institutions, as well as state employees (ASN) follow from their respective locations online. In his mandate to commemorate Pancasila Day in 2021, with the theme "Pancasila in Action", among others, the President invited all elements of the nation to strengthen their understanding of the values ​​of Pancasila.

The President warned that the progress of civilization has also brought competition or rivalry in values ​​or ideologies. With the advancement of science and technology 4.0, in particular, the rivalry of thought is increasingly open, including radical views and ideologies that develop faster and more expansively.

For this reason, the President invited all national leaders, scholars, religious leaders, educators, community leaders, and all elements of the nation, to strengthen the cultivation of Pancasila values.

"It can no longer be overcome in ordinary ways, but must be handled in extraordinary ways, including by developing science and technology on the basis of Pancasila," the President said.

On the commemoration of Pancasila Day in 2021, Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma, attended an online ceremony from the Ministry of Social Affairs office, and all state employees followed from their respective residences wearing traditional clothes.

Regarding the Pancasila Day 2021, the Minister of Social Affairs advised all employees at the Ministry of Social Affairs to be part of the effort to strengthen the cultivation and practice of Pancasila values ​​through their respective duties and responsibilities.

"Many things can be done. This includes working sincerely to serve the needs of the community, as the people we are helping are underprivileged people who are waiting for what we are doing," said the Minister of Social Affairs.

Risma said that maybe what the Ministry of Social Affairs are doing seems not too significant. People don't realize that the Social Affairs Ministry plays very important role.

"Like the signature of a letter or something, providing assistance is not wrong. Those who are being assisted are very happy. An aid of IDR100,000 is very meaningful. For us it may be small, but for the communities, it is huge," she said.

The Minister of Social Affairs said that upholding morality and integrity is one of the ways to ground the values ​​of Pancasila. She asked all employees at the Ministry of Social Affairs to uphold discipline and maintain integrity, especially in managing data on the poor, which is the task of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Risma also reminded that small mistakes can be fatal, especially if they are caused by a way of working that does not have integrity.

"I ask all my friends in the Ministry of Social Affairs to uphold integrity. Imagine if we typed the numbers wrong, it could result in huge losses to the state," she said.

In line with the President's mandate, the Minister of Social Affairs also asked all employees and social pillars to participate in maintaining the use and distribution of information through digital devices.

"I ask all of us to ensure that digital devices are maximized for productive and constructive needs to maintain and care for the nation's pluralism, not to open up space for the spread of ideas or ideas that are contrary to state ideology," Risma said.

She also urged her staff not to hesitate to work wholeheartedly and sincerely, even though it is difficult. "How this can happen is entirely up to us. If we do good, God will reward us," she added.