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Back to listJul 7, 2005

Selangor State, Malaysia, Commends Soka Gakkai Malaysia for Cultural Contributions

Selangor Governor Seri Dr. Mohamad Khir bin Toyo (left) presents award to Ng Teck Sim, SGM leader in Selangor (right)

The State Government of Selangor, Malaysia, recently commended SGI-Malaysia (SGM) in recognition of its contributions to the arts and culture. The conferral took place on July 4 at the State Youth Culture Center in Shah Alam, capital of Selangor. SGM Vice General Director and Selangor Area Chief Ng Teck Sim received a certificate and a commemorative plaque from Selangor Governor Seri Dr. Mohamad Khir bin Toyo.

In June 2000, SGM hosted a music festival at the Malawati Stadium, Shah Alam, in Selangor, as an official state event. SGM's Selangor Culture and Arts Department, Rivergrass Dance Theatre, Temple of Fine Arts and the Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance Troupe performed dynamic dances and music. At the SGM Culture Center in Selangor, which opened in 1998, SGM has hosted the SGI's "World Boys and Girls Art Exhibition," a goodwill and friendship festival, and peace lectures. The honor recognized SGM's contributions to Cultural Activitiess among citizens.

Since 1987, the Hato-kai exhibition has been shown at 37 venues in Japan as well as toured the world, with an aim of conveying the heartbeat of the earth and the spirit of world peace through the day-to-day inspiration of men traveling the seven seas. The Tianjin show marked the 20th overseas venue. The show has also traveled to Russia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Norway, Mongolia and Indonesia.

SGM youth participate in music festival in Selangor (June 2000)
SGM hosts SGI's childrens' art exhibit in Selangor (1998)