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Taiwan Soka Association Wins National Civic Service Award

091112x_tsa_charity_award.jpg TSA receives the National Civic Service Award

On November 12, 2009, the Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) received theNational Civic Service Award from the Premier of Taiwan, Wu Den-yih. The award ceremony took place at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.

Created by the Federation of Non-Profit Associations under Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior, the National Civic Service Award honors individuals and groups that make charitable contributions, promote humanitarian activities and contribute to the development of Taiwan.

TSA was among seven organizations honored. Mr. Wu congratulated the recipients and commended them for their great contributions to society.

The following is an overview of some of TSA's activities within the community:

090809tsa_typhoon_relief.jpg TSA members conduct relief activities after the devastation caused by Typhoon Morakot (August 2009)
090819x_tsa_gongyokai2.jpg TSA's memorial service for typhoon victims (August 2009)
090704x_tsa_artists_ex.jpg Participants at a Chinese ink painting exhibition at the TSA Jin-Zhou Culture Center in Taipei (July 2009)
090922x_china_uni_charity_perform.jpg TSA's community cultural exchange festival between Taiwanese and Chinese students (May 2009)

[Adapted from an article in the November 27, 2009, issue of the Harmony Press, Taiwan Soka Association; photos courtesy of Harmony Press]