TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, stated that Indonesian women must be able to stop limiting themselves in order to realize their dreams in the framework of celebrating Kartini Day. I think Indonesian women should start liberating themselves from limiting their thoughts, she noted in a statement on Saturday.
Susi stated that women should have a mindset that they can do beneficial things for many people. In addition, she remarked that Kartini Day commemorated the inspiring woman, RA Kartini, who had a wide and extraordinary mindset.
Separately, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani revealed that Kartini Day celebration is a moment to emphasize the role of women and their contribution to the advancement of the Indonesian nation.
"Now, Indonesian women are free to pursue their careers and can perform well in various fields, including education, sports, politics, government, economics, and social affairs," she noted in a statement.
She added that the role of women starts from the smallest scale, such as family, as women also determine the progress of their family, environment, and state.
Meanwhile, First Lady Iriana and members of the Organization of Solidarity Action of Working Cabinet Era has held Kartini Day commemoration at the Presidential Palace of Bogor on Saturday.
The event took place at 08.30 a.m. local time at the backyard of the palace.
The activity was also attended by Mufidah, the wife of Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla.