Jakarta: The participation of the younger generation, especially students, in working together to face the COVID-19 pandemic is appreciated. Starting from sharing information through social media to helping affected communities.
“I see that on several campuses, students have been very creative in using social media to trigger mutual cooperation in their respective alma maters in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said DPR Speaker Puan Maharani as quoted from Between, Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
Puan assessed that mutual cooperation which is deeply rooted in students is a reflection of Indonesian society. According to him, the DPR and the government continue to work together to deal with the pandemic.
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One form of mutual cooperation is making important decisions regarding the pandemic. For example, he said, the reallocation of the budget for social assistance and community incentives.
“This is the result of the discussion between the DPR and the government,” said Puan.
Puan called on all elements of the nation to apply the principle of gotong royong in facing the pandemic. Because, no matter how small the shape, it will be very helpful.
On the other hand, he saw the change in habits due to the pandemic did not dampen the spirit of the younger generation. In particular, related to determination and enthusiasm for learning.
“Currently, for the health of all of us, the majority of campus activities must be carried out virtually, but I am sure that your generation will be able to face any big challenge,” said Puan.
He also reminded students to continue to instill the values of Pancasila in working together to deal with the pandemic. Not only as a slogan, but also practice the Indonesian identity.