SGI-Argentina Leaders Meet for Training
From April 25-26, 2009, 237 SGI-Argentina leaders from around the country gathered for training sessions in a suburb near Buenos Aires.
During the sessions, participants studied about the stand-alone spirit based on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's own efforts from youth onward to protect his mentor, Josei Toda, second Soka Gakkai president, as well as the Soka Gakkai organization. SGI-Argentina General Director Yo Minagawa and SGI-Argentina Women's Leader Matilde Garrido encouraged those attending to set good examples and take action at the grassroots level to increase understanding of the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism.
Over the past several years, SGI-Argentina has steadily progressed in its efforts to promote peace and friendship. The number of subscribers to its organ newspaper has doubled and that of participants in monthly discussion meetings has tripled.
[Adapted from an article in the June 2, 2009 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]