Celebrating 50 Years of Soka Schools
SGI President and Mrs. Ikeda view an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Soka schools system.
The following article was adapted from the Aug. 14 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.
On Aug. 13, 2017, SGI President and Mrs. Ikeda visited the Soka Culture (Bunka) Center in Shinjuku, Tokyo, where they carefully viewed an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Soka schools system (elementary through high school)1.
The exhibition features photos, panels, videos and items showing President Ikeda, who, with warm affection, has ceaselessly encouraged students of Tokyo and Kansai Soka elementary, junior and senior high schools, and Sapporo Soka Kindergarten.
During their visit, President and Mrs. Ikeda together recounted their memories with Soka students and praised the current students who are challenging themselves this summer in their studies and club activities.
They also expressed their wish to see the Soka schools continue to develop and make even greater strides.
1. Soka education founder Tsunesaburo Makiguchi believed that the purpose of education must be the lifelong happiness of the learner, so that they may create supreme value in their own lives and for society. Realizing this vision, Daisaku Ikeda has founded educational institutions around the globe, which include Soka elementary through high schools.