Jokowi inaugurates Time Capsule Monument in Merauke, Papua

Jokowi inaugurates Time Capsule Monument in Merauke, Papua

President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Jokowi posed with children at the Time Capsule Monument in Merauke, Papua Province on Friday (11/16/2018) (Press Bureau of the Secretariat of the President of the Republic of Indonesia)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo`s (Jokowi`s) inauguration of the Time Capsule Monument in Merauke in the eastern province of Papua on Friday instantly became a trending topic.

The time capsule, containing the seven dreams of Indonesian children, is permanently placed in the monument and will only be opened in 2085.

"Later, in 2085, it will be opened by our next generation (to see) if the seven big dreams will have been realized by then? Hence, this is not a common monument, but it is a monument of our dreams," President Jokowi noted in his speech as quoted in a press release.

The dreams summed up from children across the country`s 34 provinces that were written and placed in the time capsule include firstly that the intelligence of Indonesian human resources would surpass that of other nations in the world.

Secondly, the Indonesian community upholds pluralism and civility as well as religious and ethical values.

Thirdly, Indonesia will be a center of education, technology, and world civilization, and fourthly, people and officials are free of corrupt behavior.

The fifth dream is that infrastructure will be developed evenly across the country, while the sixth dream is Indonesia will become a self-reliant and influential country in the Asia-Pacific region, and the last is that Indonesia will become a barometer of the world`s economic growth.

Netizens hailed the launch of the monument and immediately gave various comments on social media. While praising the monument whose form resembles The Avengers headquarters, they also expressed hope that the dreams would come true.

The launch was immediately welcomed by #Kapsul Harapan Indonesia (capsule of Indonesia`s hopes) hashtag that soon became a trending topic, ANTARA learned.

"Euphoria to welcome Time Capsule Monument that keeps Indonesian Dreams from 2018 through 2085 from the west to the east. Yesterday attending #ASEAN Summit and this morning already in Papua.#01 Indonesia Maju (Indonesia Progress).#Kapsul Harapan Indonesia (Capsule of Indonesian Hopes)," Netizen Heni Unique stated through her @heniunique account.

"This monument keeps the messages and hopes of Indonesian children for the next 70 years. It is scheduled to be opened in 2085.#KapsulHarapanIndonesia," according to the comment by "The Power of Emak-emak" on its @Power Emak account.

Reporting by Joko Susilo
Editing by Yoseph Hariyadi

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