Friday, November 21, 2014

Buddhists Clean Up Streets For New President

To celebrate the appointment of new Indonesian President, Joko Widodo (Jokowi),on October 20, 2014 a group consisting of 65 volunteers from the Buddhist Tzu Chi Fellowship held a rubbish collection session on the streets leading to the National Palace, the venue where the appointment of the new appointment would be held

Clad in their blue and white uniforms and a cap, the volunteers put on hand gloves and went around picking up rubbish in the streets of the country's capital city. According to the group's coordinator, Joe Riady, " We want to keep the capital city clean on the date of the appointment of the President "
They started their work at 10.00am and by they called it a day, 180 bags fulled of rubbish were collected.