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SGI-Argentina Forms Men's "Waterfall Group" and "Young Mrs." Group Meets

SGI-Argentina recently formed the men's "Waterfall Group" comprised of 60 younger-aged members. The group's name is taken from SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's poem entitled, "Like the Waterfall" in which Mr. Ikeda describes the dignified bearing men should emulate.

081017argentina_men.jpg SGI-Argentina men's "Waterfall Group"

At a commemorative meeting on October 2, 2008, at the SGI-Argentina Culture Center in Buenos Aires, Waterfall Group Leader Miguel Angel Delli Gatti shared his personal resolve as well the group's guidelines: 1) to create and spread harmony in the community; 2) to ensure that the youth members are victorious in their many challenges; and 3) to win trust in society and become a capable person who can protect and support others. Following congratulatory remarks by SGI-Argentina Young Men's Leader Javier Alfredo Canals and Women's Leader Matilde Garrido, Waterfall Group members sang "Like the Waterfall." SGI-Argentina General Director Yo Minagawa encouraged everyone to remain youthful at heart forever and to spearhead a movement of speaking out against injustice and working for the betterment of society.

On September 13, SGI-Argentina "Young Mrs." Group members gathered for a study session at their center in Buenos Aires. Participants discussed the importance of prayer, action, the spirit of "many in body and one in mind" and the shared commitment of mentor and disciple. Individuals voiced their determinations to foster the next generation and to advance peace and prosperity in their respective locales. SGI-Argentina Women's Leader Matilde Garrido encouraged those attending to steadfastly challenge to overcome any difficulties in life and quoted a passage from Nichiren's writings in which he expressed his conviction in our innate potential to transform the impossible into possible.


[Adapted from articles in the October 17 and 23, 2008 issues of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]