SGI-Mexico's Young Men's Brass Band and Young Women's Fife-and-Drum Corps Introduced on Local Radio Program
On February 10, SGI-Mexico representatives, headed by Youth Division Chief Daisuke Inoue, appeared on "Universo Digital," a radio program linked to the Internet, to talk about the activities of SGI-Mexico's young men's brass band and young women's fife-and-drum corps. During the show, the youth talked about the bands' purpose and mission to promote peace through music. which has no boundaries, with a belief that peace spreads when cultures flourish. The members also read poetry SGI President Daisaku Ikeda had penned about the groups. Program Coordinator Ignacio Arellano, who participated in a public lecture the SGI-Mexico youth had sponsored in December 2004, had been impressed by the SGI's ideals. At his invitation, SGI-Mexico members have appeared six times on Universo Digital to introduce listeners to the SGI's socially engaged activities.
Also, on February 13, the SGI-Mexico youth hosted a show titled "Friendship is the Harmony of Life." Some 270 members and their friends attended the musical performance, which included passionate numbers by the brass band and fife-and-drum corps, flute recital, dance and Japanese koto.