[English Speech Text] The Role of Millennial Youth in Preserving Indonesian Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century

Dok. Pribadi


ENGLISH SPEECH TEXT
"The Role of Millennial Youth in Preserving Indonesian Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century”
By: Cecep Gaos, S.Pd

The honorable judges,
The respectable teachers and parents,
The honorable audiences,
My dear friends, ladies and gentlemen,

Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

First of all, let us say thanks to Allah, The Almighty, who has been giving us blessing and guidance, so that we can gather in this great place. Salawat and salam may peace be upon The Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW.

My friends, ladies and gentlemen,
It is a great opportunity for me to stand and deliver a speech in front of you all. In this good occasion, I am here going to deliver a speech on “The Role of Millennial Youth in Preserving Indonesian Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century”

My friends, ladies and gentlemen,
Our country, Indonesia, is the largest island country in the world, with more than seventeen islands. It also consists of hundreds of tribes or ethnic groups which are spread from Sabang to Merauke, from Miangas to Rote Island. With this many tribes or ethnicities, Indonesia has a lot of cultural heritage that come from local wisdoms and values ​​that grow and develop in every region in Indonesia. They could become our country’s wealth.

My friends, ladies and gentlemen,
With the developing of science and technology in the 21st century, our culture is vulnerable to influences from other nations that are not necessarily compatible with our culture. These foreign cultural values ​​can easily be consumed by our nation, especially by children through the internet. As we know that today internet has become our nation's daily consumption.
Now, the question is, how can the negative impact of the development of science and technology be minimized, or even eliminated? The answer is in the hands of youth.

My friends, ladies and gentlemen,
Ir. Soekarno, our first president, once said "Give me 10 youth, then I will shake the world". This shows us that the role of youth is so important. In this case, youth can be the front guard in maintaining and keeping our cultural heritage. With all their talents and creativity, youth can enrich the culture we have.

My friends, ladies and gentlemen,
Therefore, the main thing should be done is youth should be educated well with good characters. So that they can filter anything they will do. Besides, they will fill their life with positive things. Finally, they will do their best for keeping the existence of our cultural heritage.

My friends, ladies and gentlemen,
I think that’s all of my speech. I do apologize for some mistakes in delivering my speech. Thank you for kind attention.

Wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

Please click HERE to watch the video. 

Comments


EmoticonEmoticon