The “Indonesian Mother’s Day” is celebrated on 22 December every year. The foundation of this day was laid on 22 December 1928, by a Women’s Organization from all over Indonesia, called “The Netherlands East Indies”, hold a congress at Yogyakarta to establish a similar Organization called “Indonesian Women’s Congress (KOWANI)”.
In 1938, the Indonesian Women’s Congress declared the 22 December as “Mother’s Day”. After the independence of Indonesia on 17 August 1945 this decision was confirmed by the late His Excellency Soekarno, President of the Republic of Indonesia through a Decree No. 316/1959.
To celebrate this important event, the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi organized a colorful program in the premises of the Consulate General at Clifton, Karachi. The program started with the National Anthem of Indonesia following by a song to pay homage to the Indonesian Heroes who sacrificed their lives for the independence of their country.
Mr. Trigustono Supriyanto, Acting Consul General Republic of Indonesia lead the program and elaborated the cause and foundation of the Indonesian Mother’s Day. All the staff of the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi and Karachi based Indonesian Community attended this event in large number.
A beauty Flower Making Contest was also arranged, the Indonesian Community took part in the competition. After the event prizes were distributed amongst the winners and runner ups. The Indonesian Acting Consul General, Mr. Trigustono Supriyanto also distributed souvenirs of the Mother’s Day to all Indonesian Women participated in the event.
A delicious Indonesian Traditional Lunch was also served to the participating guests. Both Indonesian Community and the staff of the Consulate General not only completely enjoyed the program but they were educated about the importance of the Day.
At the conclusion the Acting Consul Generals greets the participating guests and appreciated their aspirations. This colorful program ended around 3’O Clock.