On the first day of 2024, over 8,000 individuals attended the New Year’s Gongyo Meeting in over 50 venues nationwide, starting off the Year of Fresh Departure for a Youthful Soka Gakkai Worldwide with great enthusiasm.
A video from a previous occasion was played, where President Ikeda warmly encouraged everyone to continue advancing courageously and youth division members from South Korea, US and Argentina shared their resolutions.
At the SGM Culture Centre, SGM General Director Koh Sia Feai, urged the attendees to stay united while scripting a new chapter of kosen-rufu in 2024. Women’s division leader May Chan reminded everyone to cherish those around us and broaden our network of friendships.
Cultural performances and resolutions from SGM youth division members created an uplifting and warm atmosphere, infusing the gathering with energy and optimism for the year ahead.
In Pahang, a video featuring the tribute event held for President Ikeda on 2 December 2023 at the SGM Culture Centre was shown. The significance of the “Song of Indomitable Dignity” was also explained, encouraging attendees to persevere with resilience when facing challenges.
Meanwhile at the Melaka Culture Centre, the venue resonated with powerful voices as two songs, “Eternal Journey with Sensei” and “Forever Sensei,” were sung, highlighting the spirit of the oneness of mentor and disciple.