Back to listJan 1, 2012

SGI-Ghana and Central African Republic Celebrate New Year

SGI-Ghana youth members.jpg SGI-Ghana youth members performing songs
Central Africa.jpg SGI members celebrating the New Year in Central African Republic








On January 1, SGI-Ghana members held New Year's prayer meetings throughout the country in their respective areas. Some 1,500 attended in total.

Mr. James Leslie Mayne Amissah, former ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to Japan, attended such a meeting held in Accra.

At this meeting, members studied about the mentor and disciple relationship embodied by the three presidents of the Soka Gakkai. In his talk, SGI-Ghana General Director Bobson M. Godonu encouraged participants to raise and nurture capable youth in their communities.

SGI members across Africa have also held meetings to celebrate the New Year, including a meeting in Bangui, Central African Republic.

[Adapted from articles in the January 25 and 31, 2012, issues of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]