National Youth Parade Park

(Taman Kirab Remaja Nasional)

Taman Kirab Remaja Nasional
(National Youth Parade Park)
This park is located at the center of the intersection known as Simpang Kawat.

Simpang Kawat is a prominent intersection in Jambi. In the center of this intersection is a small monument that was erected in remembrance of the National Youth Parades (Kirab Remaja Nasional) that were conducted in Jakarta from 1990 till 1996.

Below is information we found about those parades.

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Engraved stone marker located in the small park at the center of Kawat Intersection. The stone marker bears the logo of the Kirab Remaja Nasional.

The Indonesian National Youth Parade (Kirab Remaja Nasional) was conceived by Mrs. Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana (commonly known as “Mbak Tutut”), the eldest daughter of the Indonesia’s second president, Mr. Suharto.

The National Youth Parade in Jakarta was conducted via relays. The youth marching in the respective relays would carry the nation’s flag, the national shield, and logos on banners at the front of their processions. The different relays always carried a large banner at the front that had the slogan: PancasilaUUD’ 1945Bhineka Tunggal Ika  dan  NKRI.

Kirab Remaja Nasional Logo. The word “tiara,” is the same in English. It means a type of crown.

Celebrations on this day were conducted throughout Indonesia as a sign of solidarity. During these celebrations there were cultural programs, like traditional dances.

This parade was a vehicle by which enthusiasm and prestige was built up among the youth of the nation to form national identity and pride. After the parade the youth would then conduct social work among the communities and spend the nights in homes of people who lived along the parade route.

Wider view of Taman Kirab Remaja Nasional.

The parade was useful in that it conveyed to teens the founding principles of Indonesia with the expectation of preserving those same principles long into the future.

Pancasila was created by the founders of Indonesia. That principle clearly explained that there can be a united Indonesia, which incorporates every ethnic group, religion, culture, race, tradition and custom. Through this it was believed that the nation could then become united—NKRI (Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia). The enthusiasm that came out of the National Youth Parades were believed to unite and energize the young men and women of Indonesia and to always echo the slogan: “Pancasila, UUD’ 1945, Bhineka Tunggal Ika dan NKRI.

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