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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.

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Bukidnon Chapter YMD, Bukidnon City, Mindanao (July 22, 2007)
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Evergreen Chapter YMD, Davao City, Mindanao (July 22, 2007)
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Manila No. 3 General Chapter YMD, at the Manila Culture Center (July 8, 2007)
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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]