SGI-Hong Kong Participates in Memorial Service and Charity Performance for China's Earthquake Victims
On May 21, 2008, SGI-Hong Kong joined other Buddhist groups at a joint memorial service conducted by the Hong Kong Buddhist Association in Hong Kong to pray for the peace and security of areas affected by natural disasters and the repose of victims who have passed away due to natural disasters.
On May 28, the Association of Hong Kong Dance Organizations and Tsuen Wan District of the Home Affairs Department co-hosted a charity performance to raise money for victims of the recent earthquake in Sichuan Province, China. SGI-Hong Kong's Rainbow Dance Group (RDG) and Golden Eagle Gymnastic Team participated in the event held at the Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium, New Territories, Hong Kong. RDG presented "Dance of the Peacocks" and the gymnasts wowed the audience with their dynamic calisthenics performance.
On June 12, SGI-Hong Kong made a further donation of HK$200,000 (approximately US$25,600) for the earthquake relief to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. SGI-Hong Kong General Director Lee Kong Sau presented the check to Li Guikung deputy director of the office. Mr. Li thanked SGI-Hong Kong for the consistent support they have offered to the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. SGI-Hong Kong had earlier donated HK$300,000 (approximately US$39,500) on May 14 and then HK$1,000,000 (approximately US$128,000) on May 26. Both donations were given to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
SGI-Macau also donated MOP 107,993 (approximately US$13,500) to the Macau Red Cross on June 6 for earthquake victims in Sichuan. This followed a donation of MOP 200,000 (US$24,900) made to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macau Special Administrative Region on May 13.
[Adapted from articles in the June 23 and July 14, 2008 issue of the Li Ming Sheng Bao, SGI-Hong; photos courtesy of Li Ming Sheng Bao]