Malaysia Soka Gakkai Sponsors Charity Music Festival
From June 9-11, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) held a Peace Charity Culture Festival commemorating the 18th anniversary of Ipoh City Day at the Stadim Indera Mulia in Ipoh, Malaysia. With an idea to promote culture in the community and create a harmonious society, the audience was treated to a spectacular musical extravanganza. Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah and Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli B. Ghazali, chief minister of Perak, joined Some 7,500 guests at the event. In a message introduced at the opening, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda affirmed that the SGI and SGM members would continue to dedicate their lives to humanity's peace and happiness, based on a spirit of serving others.
The over 800 performers ranging from elementary age to adults presented modern and traditional dances, songs, chamber music, gymnastic feats and baton twirling that celebrated humanity's diversity and people's resilience, determination, courage and persistence in pursuing their respective hopes and dreams and the common goal of world peace. Following the show, HRH Raja Nazrin Shah praised the performers saying he was very moved by the impressive performance rooted in mutual cooperation and trust. SGM donated RM200,000 (approx. US$54,000) to 28 charitable organizations. Various local newspapers covered the show.