Nabire – The Regent of Nabire Regency, Isaias Douw, S. Sos., MAP affirmed that essentially the Youth Pledge is spirit. Therefore, Indonesian youth in Papua and especially in Nabire must continuously maintain the spirit of youth pledge in establishing themselves, families, regions and nations.
“The Youth Pledge is full of zeal, the spirit of unity, the spirit of the homeland, the spirit to show the your identity namely the language,” said Regent Isaias answering questions from a number of media crews related to Youth Pledge Day 2017, Saturday (27/10/17) in Nabire.
Isaias explained, “To Our youth today in Nabire, I ask to uphold the spirit of unity among fellow youths without distinction of race and religion. Nabire is Bhineka Tunggal Ika, mini Indonesia, so keep the four pillars of the nation, combat terrorism and radicalism.”
“Papuan youths must be zealous in self-improvement, do not indulge in negative things, drunkenness, drugs and free sex,” exhorted Isaias …
“Love yourself, your family, and your future. Learn things that can add skills to improve your level of life. Unskilled and impassionate youth will be abandoned or defeated by other youth.”
Isaias also hopes that youths who have possession of land, manage the existing land to plant crops that can bring in money. Say ‘no’ to land sale. Land prices will increase, if you sell land it will be the same as giving away your future.
Isaias asserted, “The land of Papua will only be built if we have Papuan youths who fear God and have knowledge, skills and a good conscience.”