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Jakarta Post

IWA bazaar showcases Indian-Indonesian ties

  • Hendrix Esmeralda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 12 2011   /  10:10 am

The Indian Women’s Association (IWA) in Jakarta organized an international charity bazaar at the Four Season Hotel on Wednesday, presenting goods from both India and Indonesia.

Many local Indian stores sold their products, such as Kashmir shawls, handicrafts, saris, jewelry and authentic Indian food in the bazaar, which was opened by India’s ambassador to Indonesia, Biren Nanda.
Get the party started: Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Biren Nanda (second right) opens the Indian Women’s Association bazaar on Saturday in Jakarta. JP/Esmeralda HendrixOther than charity, the bazaar also highlighted the long-standing relationship between Indonesia and India, IWA said.

The founder and president of the IWA, Gopi Panjabi, said that the proceeds from the event would be donated to charity projects in Indonesia, such as orphanages, schools for mentally handicapped, senior citi...