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Back to listApr 15, 2007

SGI-Hong Kong's Senior Citizens Meet

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On April 15, 2007, some 1,500 members of SGI-Hong Kong's Many Treasures Group--made up of senior citizens--gathered for a general meeting at the Hong Kong Culture Center. In a message, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda paid tribute to their pioneer efforts that have led to the development of the SGI-Hong Kong organization. Father and son Chan Shing and Chan Wai Yin shared their experience of overcoming discord and creating a harmonious family together by applying the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism. Following choral performances celebrating the event, Women's Group Chair Chow Yu Pui Jane called on everyone to lead lives of great fulfillment and value while continuing to challenge their personal human revolution, or positive inner reformation. She asserted that Buddhist activities that encourage participation in discussions and dialogues with others serve as the wellspring of good physical and mental health. Men's Group Chair Fung Dick Wong reminded the participants, "There is no retirement in our practice of faith. With Mr. Ikeda and his ceaseless effort as a role model, let's live out our lives with a youthful spirit."

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[Adapted from an article in the April 23, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]