First Lady hands over tree seeds in Palembang

First Lady hands over tree seeds in Palembang

First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo and Second Lady Wury Ma'ruf Amin, accompanied by members of the Onward Indonesian Cabinet Era Solidarity Action Organization (OASE KIM) plant trees at the South Sumatra Governor's official residence front yard in Palembang, on Thursday (November 24, 2022). (ANTARA/Presidential Secretariat).

Jakarta (ANTARA) - First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo and Second Lady Wury Ma'ruf Amin, on Thursday, handed over hundreds of different plant seeds and planted trees at the South Sumatra Governor's official residence front yard in Palembang.

According to the Presidential Secretariat here on Thursday, Iriana planted a kaligesing-variety mangosteen tree, while Wury planted a crystal-variety guava tree that will support fruit production, the environment, and the local welfare.

The duo, accompanied by members of the Onward Indonesian Cabinet Era Solidarity Action Organization (OASE KIM), also provided assistance in the form of 300 mangosteen plant seeds, 500 orange plant seeds, and 500 guava plant seeds to a Family Welfare Development (PKK) group in South Sumatra.

In addition to planting trees at the governor's residence, Iriana and her entourage educated young preschool students about waste sorting and washing hands with soap through learning and playing.

Preschool children were invited to guess the pictures of fruits and animals shown by Iriana and Wury.

"What animal is this?" Iriana asked while holding an elephant hand puppet.

"Elephant," the children replied excitedly and enthusiastically.

"Which is its proboscis? The one who answers right receives gifts," the first lady said.

After introducing the names of fruits and animals, Iriana, Wury, and members of OASE KIM distributed gifts to the children as a form of appreciation and gratitude.

In addition, the group was scheduled to review the training in creating wicker, bamboo, and woven products.

The entourage would then also review the exhibition held by South Sumatra's National Crafts Council and visit a convention center to disseminate information about the importance of digital literacy and the anti-drugs movement.

After all the activities were completed, Iriana, Wury, and all members of OASE KIM would return to Jakarta aboard the Air Force's Boeing 737-400 via the Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport in Palembang City, South Sumatra. 

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