SGI Student Groups in India and Hong Kong Meet
On October 4-5, 2008, some 350 Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai (BSG) student group members from throughout India gathered at both the International Peace Center in New Delhi and at the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden on the outskirts of New Delhi. To prepare for their meeting, the students studied and had dialogues with fellow students on "On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land," one of Nichiren's writings, and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2008 peace proposal.
During one session, participants discussed concrete actions individuals can take to realize peace and the meaning of the shared commitment of mentor and disciple. BSG Student Group Leaders in New Delhi shared their resolve to create lasting world peace. A chorus singing "Ode to Joy" was among the cultural performances at the meeting.
SGI-Hong Kong students met on August 2-3 at the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the formation of their group. Attendees studied Mr. Ikeda's 2008 peace proposal and held group discussions on current world events related to peace, economics, education and human rights. SGI-Hong Kong General Director Lee Kong Sau encouraged everyone to develop their own unique capabilities and contribute to building world peace.
[Adapted from articles in the October 19 and 31, 2008 issues of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of Bharat Soka Gakkai and SGI-Hong Kong]