Back to listJul 31, 2011

Anniversary of Soka Gakkai Youth Groups Celebrated in Uruguay

SGI-Uruguay young women’s group members SGI-Uruguay young women’s group members

On July 30 and 31, SGI-Uruguay youth members celebrated the 60th anniversaries of the establishment of the Soka Gakkai Young Men's and Young Women's Divisions in Japan in July 1951.

The young women's group held its general meeting commemorating the anniversary at the SGI-Uruguay Culture Center on July 30. The participants expressed their appreciation for the dedication to the development of young people shown by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and pioneer members. A common thread that ran through the meeting was how the application of Buddhist practice to overcoming difficulties can bring about an inner transformation and flowering of the unlimited potential or Buddhahood that exists within each person.

SGI-Uruguay young men's group members SGI-Uruguay young men's group members

SGI-Uruguay General Director Hiroyuki Kaetsu attended the young men's group meeting, themed "Overcoming One's Weakness," held at the same venue on July 31. At the meeting, the young men unveiled a declaration to continue to work toward world peace and expand their circles of friendship.

[Adapted from an article in the September 1, 2011, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]