Assalamualaikum wr wb.
With all due respect to the honorable judges representing, to all of the teachers here attending, and to all of the audiences, ladies and gentlemen, good morning everyone!
First of all, let us thank Allah SWT which because of His blessings, we all can gather here on this event. Shalawat and prayer we will say to our greatest prophet, Muhammad SAW, his family, his friends, and all of his followers. Amien!
In this chance I would like to tell you my speech about the Indonesian 63rd Independence Day.
In 63 years this nation has tasted its freedom. Struggle after struggle had been done to obtain this freedom. Sweat and blood had been sacrificed by our heroes, our people, so that the freedom could be realized. In 63 years, Indonesia has celebrated the Independence Day. With honor, with joy, with happiness, and with the breeze of freedom right in our heart. And in 63 years already, we have built this country. In sadness and happiness, in hope and despair, in fate and love.
Yes, 63 years. In that length of time Indonesia should have grown up in many situations. In that length of time this country should have become one fabulous country and one of the biggest nation with the richness of its cultures. But it’s sad, so sad to see our Indonesia here nowadays where the civilians are poor, hunger’s in everywhere, corruption is in charge, our economy is getting worst day by day. In that length of time Indonesia should have not face any of those problems. Then why? Why the Land of Ibu Pertiwi that we loved so much is, becoming like this?!........