BANDUNG- Minister of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (Mensos RI), Khofifah Indar Parawansa sewed a red and white flag at the residence of Mrs. Fatmawati Soekarno, Bengkulu. He admitted in that place can feel the spirit of nationality. Furthermore, the results of the seams she brought back to Jakarta.
"We can feel the spirit of nationalism, how the red and white flag is stitched by Mrs. Fatmawati Soekarno," said Khofifah in his official statement received in Bandung on Friday (18/08/2017).
Khofifah said, although the sewing machine used is very simple, because it still uses the hand to turn the wheel of a needle, but she can feel the fighting spirit of independence August 17, 1945 amid the limitations of the time. Given the flag of Merah Putih result of the stitching Mrs. Fatmawati was flown on August 17, 1945 to the accompaniment of Indonesia Raya song.
"This is where Mrs Fat stitches heritage flags from this place, hopefully we can all strengthen the red and white spirit in our hearts, our thoughts and our behavior," he added.
Khofifah hopes that the Red and White Flag will not only fly in the houses, institutions and road sections, but also in the hearts of the people of Indonesia. Raising the flag of Red and White, also means to raise the spirit of nationalism, love of the homeland, and high nationalism.
As it is known, Khofifah came to the Province of Bengkulu in order to attend the coordination meeting on the verification and validation of data on the expansion of non-cash social assistance PKH and non-cash food aid as well as the disbursement of Phase III Hope Program (PKH) in Bengkulu and North Bengkulu. Total aid distributed worth Rp 23 billion to 17,072 Beneficiary Families (KPM). (MAT)