SGI-Chile Holds Commemorative Meeting
On March 4, 2007, some 300 SGI-Chile members gathered at the SGI-Chile Culture Center in Santiago for a commemorative meeting celebrating the 14th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Chile. Following a video presentation, national young men's leader Omar Castillo and young women's leader Sonnia Esparza discussed the significance of March 16, 1958, when 6,000 Soka Gakkai youth made a pledge with second President Josei Toda to carry on his legacy of working for peace, prosperity and people's happiness, based on the teachings of Nichiren Buddhism. SGI-Chile General Director Fumio Imai recounted the history of SGI-Chile and encouraged the participants to take this opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to contributing to the peace and prosperity of Chilean society.
The meeting also included vibrant performances by SGI-Chile's youth members' brass band and fife-and-drum corps.
[Adapted from an article in the April 2, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]