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Soekarno’s footsteps in Mojokerto, Delivering Orations in the Square and Stopping at the Station

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Soekarno’s footsteps in Mojokerto, Delivering Orations in the Square and Stopping at the Station

BESIDES Having lived and studied in Mojokerto as a child, Ir Soekarno also set foot on the land of Majapahit when he was President of the Republic of Indonesia. The proclaimer’s footprints have been engraved again in a number of places.

Mojokerto historian Ayuhanafiq said that after the proclamation of independence, Soekarno was recorded as having visited Mojokerto several times.

This figure, nicknamed the son of the dawn, returned to the city where he lived as his childhood after being appointed President of the Republic of Indonesia. ”In 1946, Soekarno returned to Mojokerto,” he explained.

According to him, the arrival of a figure whose birth name was Koesno was because Surabaya had fallen into enemy hands.

So, the residency capital had to be moved to Mojokerto. Not only the government, the headquarters of the freedom fighters were also centered in Mojokerto when the revolutionary war broke out.

“Soekarno came to meet the fighters,” said the man who is familiarly called Yuhan.

He said that the time of Soekarno’s arrival in Mojokerto was still uncertain. What is clear, said Yuhan, is that this figure who was familiarly known as Bung Karno stopped by on his way to Malang.

The President’s entourage used the train (KA) with the aim of attending the Central Indonesian National Committee (KNIP) session which was held from 25 February to 6 March 1946.

”When the train arrived at Mojokerto Station, Soekarno got off and headed for the square,” he said.

The news of Soekarno’s arrival was greeted with high interest from the public. In Mojokerto City Square, this accomplished orator addressed the crowd regarding the negotiation efforts that were being undertaken to avoid armed conflict.

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Yuhan said, although it didn’t last long, Sukarno’s return to Mojokerto left a historical trace regarding the struggle to regain independence.

And, Bung Karno’s speech was also able to sedate thousands of residents and fighters who were present directly in the square.

Not only once, the son of Raden Soekemi Sosrodihardjo and Ida Ayu Nyoman Rai returned to Mojokerto in 1950.

At that time, said Yuhan, Soekarno stopped by on his way to his family’s house in Blitar.

However, Bung Karno’s visit was immediately greeted with demonstrations upon arrival at Mojokerto Station.

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