SGI-Hong Kong's Organ Newspaper Publishes its 2,000th Issue
SGI-Hong Kong members celebrated the 2,000th issue of their organ newspaper Li Ming Sheng Bao, with a commemorative meeting on May 5, 2008, at the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center.
The first issue of Li Ming Sheng Bao appeared on January 1, 1966. The weekly paper, written in traditional Chinese, now has a circulation of some 6,100 in 24 countries and territories throughout the world and is a valuable resource for Chinese language study of Nichiren Buddhism. In addition to its editorial committee, a group of SGI-Hong Kong volunteers assist in the folding and packing of the newspaper for delivery and shipment.
In a message for the meeting, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda stated that Li Ming Sheng Bao has been a source of courage and wisdom for countless people and expressed his hope that the number of those who read and appreciate the paper would continue to grow. SGI-Hong Kong General Director Lee Kong Sau and SGI-Macau General Director Lei Loi Tak each spoke at the meeting.
[Adapted from an article in the May 17, 2008 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]