The birth of Pancasila

Indonesian people are used to living in diversity. This action is an implementation of our country’s principle, Pancasila. June 1st, 1945 is one of the important histories that the Indonesian people must remember, the birth of Pancasila. Pancasila itself consists of two Sanskrit words, namely pañca which means five, and śīla which means principles or principles. The Five Principles of Indonesia were listed in a slightly different words: the belief in one God, just and civilized humanity, Indonesian unity, democracy under the wise guidance of representative consultations, and social justice for all the peoples of Indonesia. Indonesia’s national emblem, Garuda Pancasila depicts a mythological bird, Garuda. This symbols represents a shield on its chest and a scroll citing “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” on its claws, which states Indonesia’s national motto.

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika is an old Javanese phrase that translates into “unity in diversity”. Originally quoted from a poem titled Kakawin Sutasoma from the Majapahit era. Bhinneka Tunggal Ika signifies the importance of living in unity amongst Indonesia’s diversity in culture, belief, and ethnicity. 


Living Diversity as AIESEC’s Value

Similar to Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, living diversity is one of AIESEC’s values. It refers to exploring diverse cultures, meeting and working with people from different backgrounds and belief systems. It also means being able to interact freely and comfortably with different people. Our differences complete us, and with diversity, we can achieve what we would otherwise not been able to.

In today’s day and age, we are more actively engaged as a global citizen, which exposes us to even more diversity in the world. Living in diversity should be seen as our power. It will widen our perspective in life and strengthen our tolerance . We will learn to understand each other and it will enrich our knowledge and experience.  Therefore, living in diversity is the key to peace, as we can all listen to ideas and ways of livings from different cultures and get to understand people more. Through it, you can live with people peacefully and happily.

Today’s commemoration of the birth of Pancasila plays as a reminder that our differences should be something that unites us even stronger, instead of tearing us apart. So, let’s celebrate this day by implementing the value of living diversity in our life! Register yourself for multicultural experience provided by us.