Serang, – The digital era and global challenges are developing along with advances in science and technology. In line with this, the government also continues to build superb human resources to bring progress and prosperity to Indonesia. Therefore, the commemoration of the Youth Pledge Day can be the right momentum to raise the spirit and fighting power of the creativity and economy of the children of the nation.

“I want to encourage students, if in the past they fought against the colonialism, now they are jihad (fighting) through the digital economy and also creative content,” said Vice President (VP) K. H. Ma’ruf Amin in his statement to the media crew, after attending the 2022 National Santri Day Commemoration event at An-Nawawi Tanara Islamic Boarding School, Serang Regency, Banten, Friday (10/28/2022).

According to the VP, several efforts that can be made are such as preventing disinformation and hoax news, are steps to advance the nation in the digitalization sector.

“This includes fighting news that is disinformation, hoax, and also those that can trigger conflict,” he explained.

In addition, the VP said that the government continues to work closely with stakeholders to maintain national unity through various forums and programs that support the achievement of harmony in society.

“In the field of religion, we already have a Religious Harmony Forum, in the field of digitalization, I think the Minister of Creative Economy has prepared it for Islamic boarding schools,” stated the VP.

Ending his statement, the VP is optimistic that through the experiences that have been passed, the Indonesian people are able to face global challenges in the era of digitalization.

“I believe that we are capable of facing various challenges. Our experience in the past was also like that,” he concluded.

Present to accompany the VP were Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga S Uno, Head of the National Counter Terrorism Agency (BNPT) Boy Rafli Amar, and Acting Governor of Banten Al Muktabar. (NN/LHS – BPMI Setwapres)