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Taiwan Soka Association Chorus Performs in Prison, Organization Recognized for Community Service

At the Taoyuan Women's Prison TSA's chorus performs at the Taoyuan Women's Prison

On September 4, the Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) Chorus, consisting of members from TSA's Women's Division, performed eight songs at the Taoyuan Women's Prison, as part of TSA's efforts to contribute to the wellbeing of the community.

Deputy Prison Warden Cheng Tsui-Fen thanked TSA for their contribution, and following the choral performance invited everyone present to sing the song "Heart of Gratitude" together. TSA also donated a collection of books to the prison and was given an award of appreciation from the prison.

MOI Minister Jiang Yi-Huah Minister of Interior Jiang Yi-Huah (left) presents the award to a representative of TSA

The following day, on September 5, TSA was presented the "Outstanding Religious Organization Award" by Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) for the ninth time, in recognition of its tireless contributions to the community and to the promotion of education. TSA was one of several religious organizations nominated from among 15,000 religious organizations in the country.

Minister of Interior Jiang Yi-Huah presented the award at a ceremony held at the New Taipei City Government Multi-Purpose Hall. In his talk, he spoke about the important role that ordinary people and religious organizations play in affecting positive change in the community and in reaching areas of society that cannot be easily accessed by government services.

[Adapted from article in the September 20, issue of Harmony Press, Taiwan Soka Association; photos courtesy of Harmony Press]