Back to listJul 31, 2007

SGI-Philippines Celebrates Young Men's Division Day

During July, the SGI-Philippines Young Men's Division (YMD) held meetings throughout the country to commemorate the YMD's establishment on July 11, 1952. In a congratulatory message sent for the occasion, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda stressed how important it was to be courageous to lead a victorious life and contribute to the flourishing of peace and happiness in the Philippines.

At one of the meetings members watched a video and held a lively question and answer session with YMD Leader Jeremias Zhel Cruz. Mr. Cruz encouraged the participants to take the initiative to improve their local communities and society at large.

Bukidnon Chapter YMD, Bukidnon City, Mindanao (July 22, 2007)
Evergreen Chapter YMD, Davao City, Mindanao (July 22, 2007)
Manila No. 3 General Chapter YMD, at the Manila Culture Center (July 8, 2007)
Manila No. 1 General Chapter YMD, at the SGI-Philippines Grand Culture Center (July 8, 2007)

[Adapted from an article in the September 4, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]