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Liputan6.com, Raja Ampat – While delivering a speech at the National Mother's Day celebration in Raja Ampat, West Papua, President Joko Widodo or Jokowi summoned ministerial women in the Working Cabinet to recite the poem.
"I invited here to the mothers of ministers to read her poem entitled 'Message of the Mother of the Nation' I invite," said President at the National Mother Day celebration entitled "Women Empowerment Indonesia Jaya" in Waisai Beach Torang Cinta, Raja Ampat, Papua West, Friday (22/12/2017), quoted by Antara.
The ministers in attendance were Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of Health Nila F Moeloek, Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Yohana Yembise, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi, and Minister of Forestry and Environment Siti Nurbaya Bakar took turns reading the poem.
"Be a mother who strengthens the character, refines the mind, and teaches the noble tradition, for the resurrection of the nation," said Puan Maharani.
"Be a mother who establish relationships, maintain honor, and uphold humanity, for the dignity of the nation," said Retno LP Marsudi.
"Be a caring, caring, and healing mother, for the sake of the nation's safety," Nila F Moeloek continued.
Meanwhile, Siti Nurbaya gets to read the stanza: "Be the mother who nurtures, arranges, creates a comfortable environment, for the sake of the nation's sustainability".
Yohana Yembise continued, "Be the mother who protects the future generations and builds each other, for the sake of the nation's sustainability."
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani did not attend the ceremony, the verse was read by Syana, a salak seller: "Be an honest and careful mother in arithmetic, smart management, anticorruption, for the prosperity of the nation".
The minister of Khofifah Indar Parawansa, who could not attend, was read by a seller of sago sellers: "Be sensitive and empathetic, always reaching out to help, for the welfare of the nation."
Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti was replaced by a woman selling pinang named Feli to read the stanza: "Be a firm mother, dare to rebuke when something is wrong, if necessary, drown! For the sake of the nation's integrity".Meanwhile, Dominggus's mother succeeds Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno read the verse: "Be a mother who does not hesitate to work, dig her potential, help increase income, for the betterment of nation".
"Be the Mother of the Nation, O woman of Indonesia," read the last verse of the poem, read by President Jokowi during the celebration of National Mother's Day in Raja Ampat, West Papua.
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