SGI-Cambodia Holds First National Meeting
On June 3, 2007, SGI-Cambodia members gathered for their first general meeting at the SGI-Cambodia Culture Center in Phnom Penh. At the meeting, held in conjunction with a national women's gathering, members shared how they have triumphed over obstacles and difficulties through their practice of Nichiren Buddhism. Women's division member Keo Kunthea of Phnom Penh Chapter spoke of how she transformed a life of suffering with illness, financial difficulties and disharmony in her family into one filled with hope. SGI-Cambodia Women's Leader Neth Vorleak asked the women to use their creativity to plan meaningful group-level discussion meetings throughout the nation to celebrate women's month in June. SGI-Cambodia General Director Kozo Yamaya thanked the members for their grassroots efforts that have led to the growth of SGI-Cambodia and encouraged them to continue working for the peace and flourishing of Cambodian society.
[Adapted from an article in the June 22, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]