BANDUNG - Indonesian President Joko Widodo received the award as Pinisepuh Pasundan Circle of Friends from the Pasundan Circle of Friends in the Pasundan Paguyuban Office Complex, Bandung, Sunday (11/11/18).
This award was given directly by the General Chairperson of the Pasundan Circle of Friends Didi Turmuzi, marked by the embedding of the Golden Kujang Pin and the gift of souvenirs.
"I say thank you. Of course I feel honored to be given this gift," said Jokowi.
The President said that even though he received the title award, he would remain focused and concentrate on unfinished jobs, especially in West Java.
According to him, there are still many large jobs in the West Java region that must be resolved, such as; Cisumdawu Toll Road (Cileunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan), Bocimi Toll Road (Bogor-Ciawi-Sukabumi), and reservoir construction.
"With this, I will remain focused and concentrated on work that I have not yet completed, especially in West Java. We still have Cisumdawu Toll Road, Bocimi Toll Road, Dam that has not yet been completed. So there is still much to be done," he said.
The Chairperson of the Pasundan Association, Didi Turmuzi, said that the title of Pinisepuh is given to people who are full of dedication and merit to the state and nation. Didi said, Jokowi's progress in enriching national cultural life, especially Sundanese culture, has provided an opportunity for the community to be able to live well, develop in the community.
"The reason is that the people of Pasundan are open, positive, husnuzon communities. So whoever is different from ethnicity and religion is his brother, especially Mr. Jokowi is the president who has built infrastructure in West Java," Didi said.
The contributions of the Pasundan Association in the field of culture and education have been recorded and recognized by the community. The wealth managed by the Pasundan Association includes, among others; Universities, Schools and Cooperatives that not only contribute educated personnel to regional development, but also create jobs without depending on third parties.
Not to forget, the Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil congratulated and expressed his hope that in the future President Jokowi will continue to visit West Java Province and provide advice and direction to the people of West Java to continue to grow.
"With the spirit of penance, foster care, love we want to build West Java Inner Born Champion, therefore we want to succeed Nawacita in the cultural field," said Emil, Ridwan Kamil's nickname.
"As Pinisepuh Paguyuban Pasundan, may the President from time to time be willing to continue to visit West Java and provide advice, direction and greetings so that the Pasundan Association as an organization The oldest community on Earth Pasundan is more developed," he hoped.