HARGANAS XXI The National Family Day Celebration

Surabaya, East Java, 14 June 2014

Harganas (Hari Keluarga Nasional) XXI or National Family Day XXI was celebrated in Surabaya, East Java. Initiated by the Indonesian National Population- and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), the event was a symbol of appreciation for Indonesian families who have participated actively in Population, Family Planning and Family Development Programs. It’s also a symbol of appreciation for Family Planning management at all levels including the Population and Family Planning program partners. Harganas was expected to grow and increase the awareness of Indonesian family members to constantly strive to improve the quality of life in a sustainable manner so that it may form a harmonious, sustainable and strong family in facing tough issues in daily life within the society, nation and state. The Harganas XXI celebration was held in Makodam V Brawijaya square attended by 12.000 invitees from 33 provinces in the archipelago. Among them were governors, regents, mayors and representatives of organizations who received awards from the Central Government. The theme of Harganas XXI was “Through National Family Day we improve family quality to realize prosperous Indonesia.” Officially opened by the Vice President the Republic of Indonesia Dr. Boediono, the event was also attended by the head of BKKBN Dr. Fasli Jalal, the Governor of East Java Province Soekarwo and the Chairwoman of central PKK motivator team Madam Vita Gamawan Fauzi.