On August 23, SGM organised an online nationwide commemorative general meeting themed “A Life of Value Creation” to celebrate August 24, the day SGI President Daisaku Ikeda began practising Nichiren Buddhism. On this day in 1947, the 19-year-old Ikeda decided to walk on the path of faith and begin his journey of value creation.
SGM men’s division vice-secretary Ng Teck Lih first introduced the significance of August 24 and urged men’s division members to foster more capable and youthful successors. Penang young men’s division member Lim Kim Khiam and mother-and-son team Wong Meow Yoong and Looi Chee Cheong from Greater KL shared how they have created lives of value through embracing the Mystic Law.
|Ng Teck Lih||Lim Kim Khiam|
Kim Khiam successfully overcame problems in relationship, study, health and work, and realised that only through continuously making inner changes that one can live a truly valuable life. Meanwhile, Chee Choong resolved to follow his parents’ footsteps and foster his children to become people who are willing to contribute selflessly to society and humankind. He stressed that an undefeated spirit is the essence of creating a valuable life.
Later, SGM General Director Koh Sia Feai listed President Ikeda’s great achievements, and how he has shown his disciples the greatness of the eternal path of mentor-disciple and the principle that “A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation, and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind.” Mr Koh also mentioned that President Ikeda’s 73-year struggle for kosen-rufu will forever be recorded in the history of kosen-rufu and highly-praised by future generations.
|Looi Chee Choong and Wong Meow Yoong||General Director Koh|