"In 2021, the expression of independence celebrations will move to digital platforms. Various activities will focus more on virtual activities so that people can feel new experiences," he said at an online press conference in Jakarta on Friday.
The Rumah Digital Indonesia channel www.rumahdigitalindonesia.id has planned activities around Indonesia's independence from August 1 to August 31, 2021, he informed.
The theme for this year's Independence Day is "Indonesia Resilient, Indonesia Grows", he said.
This year's proclamation and flag-lowering ceremonies will have limited attendance under the strict implementation of the health protocols, he added.
The public will be able to join the ceremonies through online platforms, he said.
Meanwhile, the National Flag Hoisting Team (Paskibraka) will make a complete 17-8-45 formation by implementing strict health protocols right from the time of regional selections, quarantining and training to performing at the Merdeka Palace.
The distance between the troops in the line will also be widened and there will be a number of other technical adjustments, Pratikno said.
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Several competitions, stage entertainments, art performances, and other activities will not only be held on 17 August, 2021, but also during August, the Independence Month, he added.
"The Indonesian Digital House (Rumah Digital Indonesia/RDI) becomes a meeting place for digital technology advances with the spirit of our nationalism as a nation that is strong and continues to grow, to transcend existing physical boundaries," Pratikno remarked.
Rumah Digital Indonesia will broadcast a series of commemoration ceremonies for the 76th Independence Day, art performances, entertainment programs, conduct special games, digitally market superior micro, small and medium business products, and hold other activities online, he informed.
Guidelines for commemorative events are available for download on the website www.setneg go.id, he said.
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The implementation of the commemoration of the 76th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Indonesia can be adjusted to the pandemic situation in each region by implementing strict health protocols, Pratikno said.
The public is expected to actively participate by installing the logo and theme of the 76th Independence Day and its derivatives in public places, transportation infrastructures, and various media channels, he added.
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