Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan inaugurates 166 officers who are ready to escort 7,891 Jakartan hajj pilgrims at Balai Agung, Jakarta City Hall, Wednesday (7/3). They consist of pilgrimage coaches and health workers who have received integrated training, either at the regional or central levels.
" Their duty is not easy that is how they manage the needs of the elderly, surely this is not a simple thing"
"Their duty is not easy that is how they manage the needs of the elderly, surely this is not a simple thing," expressed Anies as quoted by Jakarta PPID press release.
Yet it will be easier if there is sincerity. Therefore he wants them to maintain the good name of Indonesia. Moreover the Indonesian pilgrims have been known as a congregation that obeys the rules during hajj.
"I met with the Governor or Mecca and he introduced with Medina professors about our country. These professors have many stories about pilgrims from Indonesia about order, neatness, obedience to all procedures and rules. That's why they never refuse when we add more the quota for pilgrims," he stated.
He also urges them to maintain health and strengthened, as well as writes down experience notes while accompanying pilgrims, which is hoped to be an accumulation of knowledge and can be inherited to the next officers.
"This is not just a report. The point is that nothing should be done without being experienced. The more you write down and reflect on what is being done, InsyaAllah, it will be an experience," he told.
Lastly he prayed for them to bring good to all.
"InsyaAllah, you (officers and pilgrims) bring blessings to all of us and can return safely to the homeland. I also hope your families here are also healthy. And God accepts your hajj," he hoped.