It’s time to say goodbye to the tiger and welcome the rabbit. On 22 January 2023, the first day of the first lunar month of the Year of the Rabbit, SGM members gathered online and offline to celebrate the Chinese New Year. After three years of Covid-19 hiatus, a joyful atmosphere resounding with endless congratulatory wishes by members dressed in red filled the halls of culture centres again.
SGM General Director Koh Sia Feai sent new year congratulations and thanked all members for adorning SGI President Ikeda’s 95th birthday with wonderful shakubuku achievements.
SGM women’s division leader May Chan said that sharing Buddhism with others gives people hope, brings vitality to themselves and encourages everyone to practise courageously so as to accumulate the treasure of the heart and build an invincible life that will not succumb to any tests.
In addition to chanting and performing gongyo, various states also prepared culture performances such as lion dances, dance performances, Chinese musical presentations and choirs rendering new year songs.
New year song titled “Happy Tu Tu (Bunny) Train” created by SGM Youth Division