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Back to listNov 22, 2005

San Diego County Board of Education, USA, Commends SGI President and Mrs. Ikeda

Board of Education Member Nick Aguilar (right) entrusts resolution to SGI-USA Vice General Director Ian McIlraith (foreground, 2nd from right)

San Diego County Board of Education, California, USA, commended SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and Mrs. Kaneko Ikeda, for their educational contributions. The conferral took place on November 9 in San Diego, during the Board's regular meeting. SGI-USA Vice General Director Ian McIlraith received a certificate, on Mr. and Mrs. Ikeda's behalf, from Board of Education Member Nick Aguilar.

San Diego County Board of Education includes the county's 47 school districts. The schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District, the San Ysidro School District and the National School District, hosted the SGI-USA's "Victory Over Violence (VOV)" exhibition and Morehouse College's "Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace" exhibition, with the support of the Coalition of California Black School Board Members. The honor recognized Mr. and Mrs. Ikeda's leadership of the SGI, which promotes peace and nonviolence education for youth and contributes to the development of local communities.