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During the month of May, commemorative events and meetings marking May 14, SGI-Indonesia Women's Day, were held throughout Indonesia.
On May 26, SGI women in the province of West Java co-organized an event titled "The World is Yours to Change" with the local government of Karawang. Some 420 people attended the event, held at the Karawang Central Plaza shopping mall.
Speakers included former First Lady Sinta Nuriyah Wahid, Karawang Vice Regent Cellica Nurrachadiana and Purwakarta Regent H. Dedi Mulyadi, and cultural entertainment from SGI-Indonesia women included a performance by a group playing the angklung, a traditional bamboo instrument.
Dr. Nurrachadiana commented that events such as these provide inspiration for women and help strengthen awareness of the significant role women play in society.
At the SGI-Indonesia Headquarters in Jakarta, some 450 women of all ages also gathered to share experiences and words of encouragement in celebration of women's day.
[Adapted from an article in the June 18, 2013, issue of Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]
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