Back to listMay 1, 2011

SGI Commemorates Soka Gakkai Day and Soka Gakkai Mother's Day

At the SGI-Belgium Culture CenterAt the SGI-Belgium Culture Center (May 1)

SGI members throughout the world gathered in their respective areas to celebrate May 3, Soka Gakkai Day and Soka Gakkai Mother's Day.

In Belgium, members met at the SGI-Belgium Culture Center in Brussels on May 1. Participants learned about the 50-year history of SGI in Europe and renewed their resolve to work for world peace, always advancing with the spirit of creating unity among diversity.

Youth Band plays at May 3 celebration in TorontoYouth Band plays at May 3 celebration in Toronto

On the same day, SGI-Bolivia members held a commemorative meeting at the SGI-Bolivia Culture Center. Attendees offered prayers for the fast recovery of the regions hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunamis in Japan.

SGI-Canada members also celebrated May 3 throughout the country. The celebrations included dance, choir and band performances.


[Adapted from an article in the May 2011 issue of SGI-Canada Online News and articles in the May 9 and 11, 2011, issues of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun and SGI-Canada]