Youth Pledge Day, commemorated every October 28, is an important moment in Indonesia's history that marks the spirit of youth unity in achieving independence. In 1928, youths from various Indonesian youth organizations gathered to draft the Youth Pledge, which contained a determination to unite in order to achieve independence.
Youth Pledge Day has strong historical roots in 1928 in Jakarta, when the Second Youth Congress was held. Youth from various regions and backgrounds gathered to discuss the nation's problems and strengthen the determination to unite. The result was the Youth Pledge, which became an important milestone in the journey of Indonesia's struggle.
The Youth Pledge consists of three points, namely one homeland, one nation, and one language. These points reflect the spirit to unite and fight colonialism, as well as affirming Indonesia's national identity. The meaning of the Youth Pledge remains relevant today as a foundation for the life of the nation.
Youth have a key role in realizing the vision of the Youth Pledge. In the modern context, the role of youth is not only limited to the political sphere, but also involves contributions in social, economic and cultural development. Youth as agents of change have the responsibility to maintain and continue the spirit of the Youth Pledge.
In the digital era, the commemoration of Youth Pledge Day can be done through various online media. Campaigns on social media, webinars, and educational content can be a means to awaken the spirit of nationalism and foster love for the country among youth.
It is important to continue educating the next generation about the meaning and values of the Youth Pledge. Schools, universities and other educational institutions can integrate materials related to the history of the nation's struggle in their curriculum.
Youth Pledge Day is a historical moment that reminds us of the spirit of unity and integrity instilled by Indonesian youth in 1928. Through this commemoration, let us continue to awaken the spirit of nationalism and inspire the younger generation to become agents of positive change for the progress of the nation and state. The Youth Pledge is not only a memory of the past, but also a driver of the spirit of unity in building a better future for Indonesia.