DENPASAR, STIGMA.CO.ID – TNI was born from the bosom of the people in the midst of the struggle to uphold the sovereignty of the nation and state. Therefore, the TNI is the People’s Army, the Fighting Army, the National Army, and the Professional Army.
This was conveyed by Pangdam IX/Udayana Major General TNI Harfendi, S.I.P., M.Sc., in his speech at the joint prayer activity to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the TNI in 2023, which was held at the Makorem 163/Wira Satya Hall, Denpasar, on Monday (2/10/2023).
The Commander of the Military further stated that this joint prayer was a form of gratitude from the extended family of Kodam IX/Udayana, while offering prayers that the TNI extended family would always receive the guidance and protection of Allah SWT and be given safety, health, and ease in carrying out their duties to make Indonesia advanced.
“Apart from that, this joint prayer activity is also aimed at offering prayers to the heroes and soldiers who have fallen in order to carry out their duties in maintaining the integrity and unity of the Republic of Indonesia, so that they can get the best place next to God Almighty,” explained the Pangdam.
As the theme of the 78th anniversary of the TNI this year is ‘TNI Patriots of the Republic of Indonesia: Guardians of Democracy for an Advanced Indonesia’, the Military Commander reiterated the TNI’s commitment to neutrality, which must be fully understood, appreciated, and implemented in the lives of TNI soldiers for the sake of security and the smooth running of the Election Democracy Party in 2024.
“Let’s maintain this mandate of the blessings of brotherhood, the pleasures of difference, and the pleasures of diversity. Glory to the Indonesian National Army! TNI Patriots of the Republic of Indonesia, Guardians of Democracy for an Advanced Indonesia,” said the Pangdam.
Meanwhile, during the live streaming, TNI Commander Admiral TNI H. Yudo Margono, S.E., M.M., C.S.F.A., greeted and thanked all TNI soldiers and civil servants, as well as religious figures, for their participation in the joint prayer activity that was held simultaneously in Kotama throughout Indonesia.
The activity, which ended with a joint dinner, was also attended by Kasdam IX/Udayana, Irdam IX/Udayana, Kapoksahli Pangdam IX/Udayana, Danrem 163/WSA, Asrendam IX/Udayana, Assistant Kasdam IX/Udayana, Dan/Kabalakdam IX/Udayana, Danlanal Denpasar, Danlanud Ngurah Rai, religious figures, and other invitees. (Pendam IX/Udy)