Back to listJan 23, 2010

Youth Hold General Meeting in Nepal

100304nepal_youth.jpg SGI-Nepal youth members

On January 16, 2010, SGI-Nepal youth held a general meeting at the SGI-Nepal Peace Center in Kathmandu. From January 20-23, SGI-Nepal young member's group advisor Navin Manandhar and SGI-Nepal Young Men's Group Vice Leader Rajendra Maharjan spent the week in Pokara, Nepal, approximately 150 km from Kathmandu, meeting with and encouraging local youth members.

SGI-Nepal was officially established on January 1, 1993, and held its first general meeting on November 4, 1995, welcoming SGI President Daisaku Ikeda who was visiting the country for the first time. During that same visit, on November 3, Tribhuvan University in Nepal conferred an honorary doctorate on Mr. Ikeda.

Also located in Kathmandu is the Ikeda International School, established in June 2000. The school embodies Mr. Ikeda's educational philosophy and aims to provide quality education and opportunities for children from economically disadvantaged families.

[Adapted from an article in the March 4, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]