After being postponed for half a year, on 10 July 2022, SGM held the Elementary Level and Youth Level 3 Buddhist Study Examinations at 41 venues around the country. Total of 2,045 members participated in the exams.
For this occasion, SGI President Ikeda sent a message to encourage the candidates. He hoped that the candidates “will regard Buddhist study as life’s greatest treasure and continue to study Buddhism and grow into outstanding individuals.”
At the exam venue at SGM Culture Centre in Cheras, SGM General Director Koh Sia Feai praised the candidates for their strong seeking spirit in studying Buddhism and participating in the exam. He said that the purpose of such exams is to spur the practitioners to continue studying the philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism, and for providing the foundation to overcome all obstacles and be victorious in life.
Impressions from Exam Candidates
Soh Wai Peng, women’s division, Pahang
I was not confident about taking the exam at first. But through the encouragement of my leaders and members, I decided to go for it. Studying for the exam enabled me to deepen my understanding of Buddhism and faith.
Seng Kok Ho, women’s division, Negeri Sembilan
I think that such study exams are good because it gives me a chance to study the Gosho thoroughly and strengthen my faith. I am grateful for the opportunity.
Danny Ng, young men’s division, Penang
My mother encouraged me to take the exam. Although I was busy with work, I was able to do revision with the help of my leaders and thus, enhanced my knowledge of Buddhism.