English Speech: Independence Day

Soekarno-Hatta proclaimed the independence of IndonesiaAn English speech for Indonesian Students, grade: junior and senior high schools. Title: Independence Day (Hari Kemerdekaan).

August, for Indonesian people, is a month for commemorating/celebrating the Indonesian Independence Day which is commonly fulfilled with various competitions among students. One of them is English speech contest.

Here is an example of English speech script related to the commemoration of Indonesian Independence Day.


Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

First of all, let us praise to the Almighty Allah SWT, because of His Blessing we are able to attend this English speech contest. Secondly, may peace be upon the prophet Muhammad Saw who has guided us from the darkness into the brightness.

I would also like to say many thanks to the juries and MC who have given me opportunity to deliver this English Speech entitled: The Independence of the People of Indonesia

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I start my speech by reading the proclamation text of the Indonesian independence.

We, the people of Indonesia, hereby declare the independence of Indonesia.
Matters which concern the transfer of power and other things
will be executed by careful means and in the shortest possible time.
Djakarta, 17 august 1945
In the name of the people of Indonesia.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As we all know, for more than 300 years, our country had lived under the colonialism and imperialism by other countries, starting from Portuguese, English, Netherlands, and Japanese. During the colonialism, our people lived in suffer and poverty. There were no dignity and freedom as the existence of human being

The history of our people in struggling against the colonialism was based on the dignity as the human being. At first, the fighting was done by the local kingdoms from all over Indonesian territories. It was carried out separately and therefore the colonialists were able to stop it.

At the beginning of 19th century, there was a new perspective on the way of how to struggle against the colonialism. The new perspective was that Indonesian people should unite and not struggle separately. The Indonesian people should be together to reach the freedom. The efforts were not only by weapon but also diplomacy. It could be said that everything we did; it was for the sake of independence… free from the colonialism.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The culmination of all struggles done by the Indonesian people happened on Friday, 17th August, 1945. On the behalf of all the people of Indonesia, Soekarno – Hatta proclaimed the independence of Indonesia. The proclamation indicated that a new nation was born. It was the reflection of the unity of Indonesian people after for many years sacrificing with tears and blood…

Brothers and sisters,

Today, we live in an independent country. We live in a nation which is free from colonialism and imperialism. We live in a beautiful country… Indonesia.

But, have we ever asked ourselves: Is Indonesia truly free from colonialism? Is our country truly independent from imperialism?

Ladies and Gentlemen;

Brothers and Sisters,

It is a fact that our situation now is different with the past. We don’t bring the weapon and yell out… freedom!! We don’t face the colonialists and shout them… go to hell!! We are now in the situation of big global wave… globalization. We live in a world that there is no limitation to interact among the countries. There is no handicap to access any kinds of information.

This is, the new dimension of colonialism. It refers to the way in influencing and furthermore destructing a country from the side of culture. A country without its own culture will become a group of people without identity. Culture, is the dignity of human being…..

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14 responses to “English Speech: Independence Day

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  3. mama_rahma_qoqom

    makasih y berkat pidato ini aku jadi pny teks pidato dan g perlu repot lagi cr2 kmn2….
    membantu bgt pokoknya….
    mksh yaw…………………….

  4. Tq. 4 this xample teks…..

  5. jadi ingat soekarno, “because our blood will always be red, and our bone will always be white”.
    salam kenal mas

  6. hey,
    what a great speech!
    may i use this for speech contest that i follow??

    i hope so,

    • all the files @ this blog are free to use for educational purposes. u can also edit them to make suitable with the situation of your contest.
      hope you win it.
      thank you 🙂 🙂

  7. 17th August is its independent day Indonesia.. we equitabling to cause race event in type whatever..

  8. we have to proud to be a grat nation

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