Fri, 09 May 2008
Magelang, Central Java (ANTARA News) - Defence Minister Juwono Sudarsono said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called on members of the younger generation to use their brains in the current world developments full of competition.

The President made the call in a discussion with military cadets and Taruna Nusantara High School students at the Military Academy in Magelang, Central Java, on Thursday.

The Head of State said there is physical war, war of brains, war of science, services, and information technology.

The president was delivering a speech on observing the 100th anniversary of National Awakening Day, the 10th anniversary of reforms, and the 80th anniversary of Youth Pledge Day, and said that the younger generation has a better future, Minister Juwono said.

"With a strong self-confidence the Indonesian people has developed into a great nation through the struggle of the 1908, 1928, 1945, 1966 and 1998 generations. The struggle had gone a period of 20 years will full hope and confidence," he said.

Members of the younger generation, the head of state said, must not easily give up when facing monetary, energy or food crises.

"They have to use the sharpness of their brain and, physical prowess to achieve their ends," he said.

"Self confidence, competition in a war of smartness, physical prowess, moral strength and endurance, should stand in the vanguard of global competition," the minister said quoting the president as as saying. (*)



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