WE need to actualize the spirit of Youth Oath as a part of our nation history and soul in order to keep it relevant to the changing era. The manifestation of The Youth Oath essence and spirit should have a sense to the Indonesian people. We need to put the effort seriously due to protect our nation integrity and identity in the middle of globalization.
Globalization as a part of human civilization is unavoidable occurrences. Global interaction has take an effect in nation identity and dignity. Hence, Indonesian existence in international affair is depending on how long the nation could stand at the same height with others countries.
The 81st Youth Oath Celebration momentum in 2009 should be marked as a milestone to build self-sustained Indonesian youth. Improvement on youth independent will give a positive implication to fight against several social problems, such as unemployment and poverty. Indonesian government had the same commitment with United Nation to develop young people as a main priority to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that put commitment in eliminating poverty by the end of 2015.
Competitiveness of a country will be determined on its ability to improve the quality of human resource independently. As a part of Indonesian people, youth should be targeted as a main objective in human resource quality development in order to build an independent successor generation.
“The Youth Oath is a momentum of youth revival movement. It also means that the momentum of spirit youth is the spirit of the nation successor. Youth have to unite! It is impossible for the young people to build their country, if they does not want to move and rise.” Said The State Minister of Youth and Sports in his speech at transfer of command in Ministry of Youth and Sports, Jakarta, Thursday 22/10. (Yulius Kristanto)
Jakarta Globe, 26 October 2009