Back to listAug 3, 2005

Soka Gakkai Donates Books to Library in Mongolia

Commemorative photo with children at a local library in Baganuur District, Ulaanbaatar

On July 31, Soka Gakkai donated books to a library in the Baganuur District Culture Center in Baganuur District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Baganuur District, located 130 km east of central Ulaanbaatar, is the birthplace of D. Natsagdorjiin, Mongolia's father of modern literature. Soka Gakkai Office of International Affairs Director Kenji Yoshigo and Associate Director Eiji Ouchi, who are currently visiting Mongolia, attended the ceremony, together with district officials and local children. Zorig Foundation advisor N. Enkhbayar introduced the contents of some of the books, such as White Horse of the Great Plain, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's children's story, set in Mongolia, about a young boy and his horse who journey through time on a courageous quest. The center's director expressed his appreciation to Soka Gakkai for the books and hoped they would help the Mongolian children learn know more about Japan as well as other world cultures.