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SGI-Cambodia Holds Youth Training Session

SGI-Cambodia youth membersSGI-Cambodia youth members

From February 10-12, SGI-Cambodia youth members gathered for a training course in Siem Reap. Participants studied SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's contributions to peace and the development of SGI in Cambodia, which now has a culture center in Phnom Penh, the country's capital. They also discussed how Mr. Ikeda's philosophy of peace can be passed on to future generations in Cambodia, which recently emerged from decades of conflict. Socheth Sok, SGI-Cambodia's youth leader, encouraged the youth to become the hope of their respective communities.

On February 12, the youth members visited nearby Angkor Wat, to mark the visit there by Mr. Ikeda 51 years previously on February 11, 1961. In 2002, in recognition of his contributions to world peace and his achievements in the areas of humanities and literature, Mr. Ikeda was awarded an honorary professorship by the Royal University of Phnom Penh, the first ever such award bestowed by the institution.

[Adapted from an article in the February 24, 2012, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]