Reportase.one, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (President Jokowi) officially inaugurated Dito Ariotedjo as the new Minister of Youth and Sports or Menpora replacing Zainudin Amali at the State Palace, Jakarta, on Monday, April 3, 2023. The inauguration was carried out based on Presidential Decree No. 26/P/2023 concerning the Appointment of the Minister of Youth and Sports in the Indonesian Advanced Cabinet for the 2019-2024 period.
“By the grace of God Almighty, the President of the Republic of Indonesia considers and so on, considering and so on decides, determines and so on, firstly appointing Ario Bimo Nandito Ariotedjo as Minister of Youth and Sports in the Advanced Indonesian Cabinet for the remaining term of office for the 2019-2024 period. Second and so on , stipulated in Jakarta on April 3, 2023,” said the Secretariat of the Ministry of State Secretariat Setya Utama reading out the contents of the Presidential Decree.
Dito is now officially the youngest minister in the Advanced Indonesia Cabinet. He was born in Jakarta on September 25 1990 and when he was inaugurated he was 32 years old. Previously, the Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology, Nadiem Makariem, was 38 years old.
In the field of sports, Dito was the Chef de Mission of the Indonesian contingent to the 2018 Argentina Youth Olympics and the administrator for the DKI Jakarta Bicycle Sport Association (ISSI). Currently, he serves as Chairman of the RANS Nusantara FC football club in Liga 1. and is part of RANS PIK Basketball which competes in the Indonesian Basketball League (IBL).
Two homework awaits Dito as the new Menpora. Here’s the list.
Staring at the 2023 SEA Games Preparations
PR Dito as the closest Menpora is preparing the Indonesian contingent to compete in the 2023 Cambodia SEA Games which will take place on May 5-17 2023.
In the previous event, Indonesia managed to rank third in the final standings with the acquisition of 69 gold, 91 silver and 81 bronze. Previously, Plt Menpora Muhadjir Effendy hoped that Indonesia could maintain this position.
“To all Indonesian athletes who will fight, have fun competing and fighting. Hopefully Indonesia’s previous ranking in third position can be maintained. Thankfully, it can increase,” Muhadjir said while attending torch relay or the 2023 SEA Games Cambodia torch relay at the Gelora Bung Karno Complex (GBK), Jakarta, Saturday, April 1 2023.
On the other hand, Indonesia has the potential to lose 37 potential gold medals because there are 32 gold medals from 6 sports that are not contested. Potential lost medals come from archery, canoe/kayak, rowing, shooting, bowling and chess. A total of 5 gold can potentially be lost from the Women’s Individual All Round, Women’s Floor Excercise, Esports Free Fire, Women’s Bike Downhill Individual, and Women’s Road Individual Time Trial.
Continuing the Grand Design of National Sports
Dito’s second homework is to continue the National Sports Grand Design (DBON), which was previously carried out by Zainudin Amali. This is in accordance with Presidential Regulation Number 86/2021 and the Sports Law.
According to Amali, the implementation of DBON must be pushed again because from the start there was already an agreement on paper. “This DBON is already running (and) must be pushed, triggered again for its implementation because from the start we agreed that this was not just a presidential regulation on paper,” he said after resigning as Menpora at the Ministry of State Secretariat Building, Jakarta, Thursday, March 9, 2023.
In addition, Amali also reminded that Indonesia will face various championships multievent until 2024. Starting from the 2023 SEA Games in Cambodia, Kemenpora also needs to prepare the Indonesian contingent for the 2023 Asian Games in China, and 2024 Olympics French.
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