BANDUNG-Commemoration ceremony of the 68th State Defense Day and Archipelago Day in West Java Province Level, held in the courtyard of Gedung Sate Bandung, Monday (19/12). West Java Vice Governor acts as Ceremony Inspector(Irup), read out the mandate of the President Joko Widodo.
In his speech Jokowi stated that at present, a variety of challenges and threats to the sovereignty of the nation has developed, both physical and non-physical. Threats evolve into a multidimensional, because the threat character comes from the ideological, political, economic and social culture. Thus it was born the national threats such as corruption, drugs, extremism, terrorism, and so forth.
"In the face of such a multidimensional threat, then the concept of defending the country we have also had to be multidimensional. Defending state to combat drugs, fight against corruption, extortion, preventing the growth of the seeds of extremism and terrorism in the archipelago, "said Jokowi in the speech read by Vice Governor Deddy Mizwar.
In the current era of global competition, said Jokowi, awareness to defend the country can be actualized in the role and profession of every citizen. Examples dedication of the teachers, midwives and health workers who are struggling to do their job in the corners of the country, in the border areas, on islands foremost, young people who are creative, who care about the environment, which uphold diversity, is a form of noble defense country.
"I want to reiterate a big challenge in history, is how to maintain our survival as a sovereign nation in the fields of politics, self-sufficient in the field of economics, as well as personality in the field of culture," he said.
"So, I would like to invite all citizens to build a shared conviction that our survival as a nation, is the sum of all the forces of the people. With the power of the people, then this nation will be able to face all kinds of threats and challenges. That is the essence of the people's defense system, which is proven in history to make this republic stands upright, "he added.
Meanwhile, related to the Archipelago Day 2016 Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar re-read the speech, which this time is the mandate of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, as the Executive Chairman of the Indonesian Marine Susi Pudjiastuti.
Susie explains that, Djoeanda Declaration on December 13, 1957 is a milestone for the unification of the territory of the intact Republic of Indonesia, and among the islands with each other there is no international sea. So that through self-declaration as a State Islands, the sea is not dividing but unifying the nation.
Through this Djoenda Declaration Similarly, the principles of the territorial sea island nation later accepted, so that Indonesia's marine area expanding to approximately 5.8 million km2. On December 13, then designated as the Day of the archipelago by fifth President Megawati Soekarnoputri through Presidential Decree 126 of 2001.
"As an archipelagic country in the world, most parts of Indonesia, nearly 75%, is the sea. Seafood such breadth it contains a tremendous potential in the form of fish, coral reefs, sea grass, mangroves, even a source of energy that can be generated from waves, tides, and others that can be an alternative for the resource in mainland has been more limited, "said Susi.
Moment Day of the archipelago, besides it is aiming to remind them about the identity of Indonesia as a maritime nation that lives in the island nation is characterized by the archipelago, it is also intended to change the mindset of the living space and the space fighting spirit of the land forces into naval and increase understanding of insight into the marine to the public , This is certainly intended to bring Indonesia into a maritime country that is able to manage marine natural resources for the welfare of the community, as well as the vision of a government that wants to make Indonesia as World Maritime shaft.
"The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries translate the directives of the President to commit to implementing national development and management of marine, through three missions, namely: Sovereignty, Sustainability and Welfare," said Susi.
"One concrete manifestation of the implementation of the mission is to combat illegal fishing in the sea through law enforcement, eradication of illegal fishing has a significant impact on the economics of fisheries in Indonesia, even for the international community. More abundant fish resources and fishing can be enjoyed by the whole of Indonesia, "he continued.
The theme of the commemoration of Nusantara 2016 is "Good Governance Archipelago Maritime Potential Towards World Maritime Shaft ", and the peak of the show held in the district of Lembata, Nusa Tenggara Timur province.
Susi stressed, Commemoration of Archipelago Day is not just ceremonial, but also serve as a model for the integrated development of the outer islands or remote, which is a form of synergy program of the Ministry / Agency in marine development.