Out of darkness comes light. Happy Kartini Day-Jkw."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - During a visit to several countries in Europe, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) conveyed his greetings to all Indonesian women on the occasion of Kartini Day.

The president posted the message on his official Twitter account, @jokowi on Thursday.

"The nations future lies in the hands of Kartinis, as the backbone of the country and the driving force of development. Out of darkness comes light. Happy Kartini Day-Jkw," the president tweeted through his account.

In his short tweet, President Jokowi highlighted the important role played by Indonesian women to promote the development of the nation.

The president views women as the pillars of the nation and the catalysts of progress.

In Indonesia itself, Kartini Day is commemorated by holding various activities and events.

Several schools in Indonesia observed Kartini Day by holding a flag-hoisting ceremony and the students wearing traditional attire.

Meanwhile, the employees of several public service institutions, included banks, wore traditional Indonesian clothing, with the women wearing Kebaya, and the men choosing to dress in typical traditional clothes to mark Kartini Day.

Not solely through celebrations, but the struggle of Kartini ideally should be recognized by giving equal honor and applause to women from various fields in the country, the president affirmed.

(Reported by Hanni Sofia Soepardi/Uu.M052/INE/KR-BSR/O001)

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