Visit UMM, Jokowi Invites Muhammadiyah People to Strengthen Nation Character
Author : Humas | Saturday, June 03, 2017 16:54 WIB
President Jokowi shake hands with participants during Ramadan Isamic Preaching (Rino / Humas)
PRESIDENT Joko Widodo has invited Muhammadiyah people and UMM students to restore Indonesian’s character as a largest nation. That was conveyed by the President duruing the the Ramadhan 1438 Hijriah Islamic Preaching of Muhammadiyah Regional Executive (PWM) East Java at UMM Dome on Saturday, June 3.
Jokowi, there were things that need to be improved namely work ethics, productivities, discipline, and nation and state ethics. However, Jokowi admited that Muhammadiyah has all these elements. "All that things are exist in Muhammadiyah. Therefore I invite to all Muhammadiyah officer and people to concentrate on the positive things, “ Jokowi said.
Jokowi also reminded the importance of the spirit of ukhuwah in the midst of nation with different tribes, religions, racials, and groups. "Let us use this moment to strengthen our spirit, our ukhuwah Islamiyyah, our ukhuwah wathoniyyah, and fill each of those spaces to improve the life of nation and state," he said.
The presence of Jokowi at UMM along with the Pancasila’s Week, which became a momentum for Muhammadiyah to strengthen the nation's role that has been reaching beyond a century. Moreover, if it was viewed from the historical side, before the independence of Indonesia, Muhammadiyah has been building the foundations of the nation and fighting for independence.
This event also has inaugurated President Jokowi as the UMM's honorary family, which was marked by wearing "Jas Merah", as UMM’s identity by UMM Advisory Board Abdul Malik Fadjar. After the event, Jokowi did not hesitate to greet and shake hands with students and participants of Ramadan Islamic Preaching before returning to Jakarta.
For Fauzan, the presence of the President at UMM was very contextual with Pancasila’s week, which proclaimed by the government. The Pancasila’s Week, was endeavored to strengthen and reintroduce the foundations of Pancasila, and to attract young people to Pancasila, so all components of the nation can apply its values in the life of nation and state.
In addition to Jokowi, number of prominents including Muhammadiyah Chairman Haedar Nashir, Minister of Education Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Syaifuddin, former Muhammadiyah Chairman Din Syamsuddin, Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki, East Java PWM Chairman M Saad Ibrahim, Mayor of Malang Mochamad Anton, and other figures.
For Muhammadiyah, Jokowi's spirit has been spreading in line with philanthropy, which was developed by Muhammadiyah based on Al-Ma'un theology. As a form of philanthropy, Muhammadiyah now has 24,953 chilehood, primary and secondary educations, 176 universities, 2,119 health institutions, 525 social institutions, 11,198 house of worships, and 20,945,504 meters of land. (Naz)