After more than two years of absence, the clear and powerful sound of daimoku again reverberated within the Chang Feng Hall. In conjunction with the commemoration of “3 May Soka Gakkai Day,” the Third SGM Headquarters leaders meeting was held on 29 May 2022 in hybrid as well as online, with a total of 984 participants advancing in unity towards the goal of building a youthful SGM by 18 November!
SGI President Ikeda’s congratulatory message was read out. President Ikeda called on all members to “strengthen the solidarity of good citizens…with the great and dynamic life force of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth” and “enact a magnificent drama of human revolution.”
After the announcement of the new leaders, SGM General Director Koh Sia Feai and EXCO members issued reports on the first half of the year, including the progress of Soka International School Malaysia (SISM), the columbarium and the importance of identifying the authenticity of resources on the Internet.
SGM Youth Division leader Andrew Looi, young men’s division leader Chang Chung Bin and young women’s division leader Lee Kam Yit elaborated on the methods of mastering the spread of Nichiren Buddhism and reported on the progress of shakubuku campaigns in each state. They also shared about the significance of the Kamata Campaign and future action plan. Also, a victory shakubuku report of Selangor Kapar Chapter was shared.
At the end, Mr Koh encouraged the members to shoulder the mission of spreading the Law, promoting shakubuku with determination, conviction and dedication. He also urged the participants to reach the first milestone of achieving a youthful organisation in the SGM ten-year plan, and further establish a true culture of shakubuku within the organisation.
After the meeting, participants said determinately, “I am now full of passion and will fight alongside the members of the four divisions in my chapter and achieve victory together,” “Moved by the spirit of Kapar Chapter, I will keep advancing,” “I must lead my chapter to break through the zero shakubuku result,” ”Shakubuku must be carried out; a youthful SGM must be achieved.” Each of them burned with a desire to advance intrepidly with a vow to establish a youthful organisation filled with youthful passion.