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On October 19, the Hong Kong SGI (HKSGI) Student Division held their Annual General Meeting at the HKSGI Culture Center in Kowloon. The meeting, themed “Journey,” highlighted the concept of human revolution—the idea that Buddhist practice sparks a process of self-motivated inner change that positively affects the larger web of life.
Attended by more than 700 student division members, the meeting began with a drama performance portraying the process of human revolution and highlighting SGI members’ commitment to one-on-one dialogue and encouraging others. The drama included a hip-hop dance, a flag dance and a rock performance, and concluded with the song “World Peace Begins.”
In his message to the meeting, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda stated that at a time when many young people lack a guiding philosophy and are searching for purpose in life, it is highly significant that participants have embraced Nichiren Buddhism, a life philosophy that enables them to expand their lives and contribute to realizing a peaceful world. He encouraged them not to give up no matter what obstacles they may face.
At the meeting, Tam Ka Ming was appointed as the new young women’s student division leader. HKSGI General Director John Ng Chor Yuk also spoke, encouraging the students to spread hope and courage throughout society.
[Adapted from an article in the November 10, 2014, issue of the Li Ming Sheng Bao, HKSGI; photos courtesy of the Li Ming Sheng Bao]
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