President Jokowi Leads Pancasila Day Ceremony in Traditional Malay Attire

INDONESIAUPDATES.COM, News En – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) led the Pancasila Day commemoration ceremony dressed in traditional Malay attire. The event was held at Garuda Pertamina Hulu Rokan Field in Riau Province, Indonesia, marking the importance of the country’s foundational philosophy.

Wearing the black and yellow Belange Bay Malay traditional clothing, complete with a head covering accessory, President Jokowi served as the ceremony’s inspector. Upon his arrival, he greeted and shook hands with various officials present at the venue. Among them were Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, and Chairman of the Regional Representative Council (DPD RI) La Nyalla Mattalitti. Numerous ministers and institutional heads, including representatives from the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) and the National Police (Polri), also attended the ceremony.

Police Commissioner Andri Ananta Yudistira, Director of Criminal Investigation at the Jambi Regional Police, acted as the Ceremony Commander. During the event, President Jokowi led a moment of silence to honor the services of the nation’s heroes and warriors.

The Pancasila text was read by Bambang Soesatyo, Chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), while La Nyalla Mattalitti, Chairman of the DPD RI, read the opening text of the 1945 Constitution. The ceremony featured participants dressed in traditional attire from various regions, showcasing Indonesia’s rich cultural diversity.

Several ministers from the Advanced Indonesia Cabinet attended the ceremony, including Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Hadi Tjahjanto, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi. Other notable attendees were Head of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Budi Gunawan, National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo, TNI Commander General Agus Subiyanto, PDI-P DPP Chairman Ahmad Basarah, and Pertamina Main Director Nicke Widyawati. Former Vice President Try Sutrisno also participated in the ceremony online, dressed in traditional attire.

The event at Garuda Pertamina Field was attended by 1,045 participants, making it a significant gathering to honor and celebrate the principles of Pancasila, the philosophical foundation of Indonesia.


FAQ: Pancasila Day Commemoration Ceremony 2024


What is Pancasila Day?

Pancasila Day is an annual celebration in Indonesia held on June 1st to commemorate the birth of Pancasila, the foundational philosophical theory of the Indonesian state. Pancasila consists of five principles that underpin the nation’s ideology.

Who led the Pancasila Day ceremony in 2024?

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) led the Pancasila Day commemoration ceremony on June 1, 2024.

Where was the ceremony held?

The ceremony was held at Garuda Pertamina Hulu Rokan Field in Riau Province, Indonesia.

What did President Jokowi wear for the ceremony?

President Jokowi wore traditional Belange Bay Malay attire in black and yellow, complete with a head covering accessory.

Who attended the ceremony?

The ceremony was attended by several high-ranking officials, including:

  • Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy
  • Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono
  • Chairman of the DPD RI La Nyalla Mattalitti
  • Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Hadi Tjahjanto
  • Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi
  • Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin
  • Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi
  • Head of the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Budi Gunawan
  • National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo
  • TNI Commander General Agus Subiyanto
  • PDI-P DPP Chairman Ahmad Basarah
  • Pertamina Main Director Nicke Widyawati Former Vice President Try Sutrisno attended the ceremony online.

What were the key events of the ceremony?

Key events of the ceremony included:

  • A moment of silence led by President Jokowi to honor the nation’s heroes and warriors.
  • The reading of the Pancasila text by Chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Bambang Soesatyo.
  • The reading of the opening text of the 1945 Constitution by Chairman of the DPD RI La Nyalla Mattalitti.
  • Participants dressed in traditional attire from various regions of Indonesia.

How many participants attended the ceremony?

The ceremony was attended by 1,045 participants.

Who was the Ceremony Commander?

Police Commissioner Andri Ananta Yudistira, Director of Criminal Investigation at the Jambi Regional Police, served as the Ceremony Commander.

Why is Pancasila important to Indonesia?

Pancasila is the ideological foundation of the Indonesian state, consisting of five principles that embody the nation’s core values and guide its political, social, and cultural life. Celebrating Pancasila Day reinforces national unity and the country’s commitment to these principles.


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