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Dita Sari awarded for being one of 'Ten Most Outstanding Women'

Berdikari Online - April 23, 2008

Berdikari, Jakarta – The head of the Central Deliberative Council of the National United Liberation Party (Papernas), Dita Indah Sari, received an award for being "one of the ten most inspirational figures for Indonesian women". The award ceremony, themed as "Tribute to Women" Was held on Tuesday evening (22/04) at the Sky Building in Plaza Semanggi by the State News Agency, Antara.

Other than Dita Sari who was awarded as an 'activist', the awards presented by the Minister for Women's Empowerment, Dr Meutia Hatta Swasono were also given to Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia's Finance Minister, Diana Santosa a batik entrepreneur, Ligaya Ita Tumbelaka, a researcher in Sumatran tigers at the Indonesian Safari Park, Dr Mirza Dikari Kusrini, an ecologist specialising in frogs; Meuthia Kasim from the media industry, film producer and director Mira Lesmana, singer Maia Estianty, novelist Ayu Utami and chess player Irene Kharisma Sukandar.

[Note by Vannessa (translating): The awards were a joint initiative between the State News Agency Antara, Kompas newspaper and Plaza Semanggi shopping centre to celebrate Kartini Day, the birthday of Indonesian feminist Kartini on 21 April.]