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Posted on: January 26, 2021

January 26 designated as Founding Day of the Soka Gakkai International

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, The Soka Gakkai International (SGI)--an organization devoted to peace, culture and education--was founded on January 26, 1975; and

WHEREAS, SGI members seek to contribute to the health and advancement of our local communities—Greenwich and Stamford—in a wide range of endeavors with an aim to construct bridges of peace through cultural exchange and dialogue; and

WHEREAS, The SGI members in Greenwich comprise a diverse, vibrant and engaged Buddhist community; and our local SGI membership has enjoyed steady growth over the years, currently comprising one chapter of five districts with over 350 members in the Greenwich-Stamford area; and

WHEREAS, Each SGI member seeks to live by this motto from Daisaku Ikeda, the SGI President: "A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind”; and

WHEREAS, Worldwide, there are now over 12 million SGI members in 192 countries and territories, and the SGI has developed into an international movement of global citizens striving, on a daily basis, for the genuine happiness and true prosperity of their respective countries and local communities.

hereby proclaim Tuesday, January 26, 2021 as

Founding Day of the Soka Gakkai International

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