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Youth Pledge Day


Today is Youth Pledge Day (Hari Sumpah Pemuda), so I’m so excited to share about it to you, my friend. It was one of big event in Indonesia history.

 

Sumpah-Pemuda-Poster
The Youth Pledge (Indonesian: Sumpah Pemuda) was a declaration made on 28 October 1928 by young Indonesian nationalist in The Second Youth Congress. They proclaimed three ideals, one motherland, one nation and one language.
The first Indonesian youth congress was held in Batavia, capital of the Dutch East Indies in 1926. It produced no formal decisions but did promote the idea of a united Indonesia.
In October 1928, the second Indonesian youth congress was held at three different locations. In the first session, the hope was expressed that the congress would inspire the feeling of unity. The second, saw discussion about educational issues, and the third (final session) on October 28, 1928 participants heard the future Indonesian national anthem Indonesia Raya by Wage Rudolf Supratman. The congress closed with a reading of the youth pledge.

The Pledge,
In Indonesian, with the original spelling:
Pertama
Kami poetra dan poetri Indonesia, mengakoe
bertoempah darah jang satoe, tanah air Indonesia.

Kedoea
Kami poetra dan poetri Indonesia, mengakoe
berbangsa jang satoe, bangsa Indonesia.

Ketiga
Kami poetra dan poetri Indonesia, mendjoendjoeng
bahasa persatoean, bahasa Indonesia.

In English:

Firstly
We the sons and daughters of Indonesia,
acknowledge one motherland, Indonesia.

Secondly
We the sons and daughters of Indonesia, acknowledge
one nation, the nation of Indonesia.

Thirdly
We the sons and daughters of Indonesia, respect
the language of unity, Bahasa Indonesia.

As an Indonesian, I’m so proud of young Indonesian who declared Youth Pledge. They were great youth of Indonesia.

I thought, if they didn’t proclaim the three ideals, I can’t imagine how we can unite the diversity here. Indonesia has 34 province, rich cultures, 714 languages approximately and so on.

The youth pledge has united us become one. One motherland, one nation and one language. Alhamdulillah!  ❤

Thank you for reading!

I’m a Sundanese. I speak Basa Sunda or Bahasa Indonesia in my days. So, English is my third and Arabic as my forth language (Not so fluent, just love a lot to learn other languages).

Source:

  • Wikipedia
  • Book of Indonesian history
  • skpd.batamkota.go.id