2020: Year of Advancement and Capable People


"Peace is not simply the absence of war; it is a state in which people come together in mutual trust and live with joy, energy, and hope. This is the polar opposite of war—where people live plagued by hatred and the fear of death." 
- SGI President Daisaku Ikeda


"Religion and art are certainly intertwined. Religion cultivates the earth of our being, our life itself, while art brings the flowers and fruits of culture to bloom in that earth." 
- SGI President Daisaku Ikeda


"The greatest resource that humankind has is to be found within human life itself. This treasure can be endlessly mined and developed. To believe in and encourage youth, bringing out their wisdom and strength; this is the challenge and purpose of education." 
- SGI President Daisaku Ikeda




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Cazilyn Nilo

Young Women's Division
I was born as a fortune baby, but since my parents were separated when I was still small, I grew up without my mother. When I was young, I was never active in gakkai activities; I didn’t grow up facing the Gohonzon doing morning and evening gongyo regularly.


Shivyka Sharma

Future Division
My name is Shivyka Sharma  and I started chanting with my mom when I was 6 years old. The Gohonzon has always turned all my sadness into happiness. Today I would like to share my story with all of you. In January this year when I started School after vacation I was very sad.





A computer engineer in Cebu never gave up hope in spite of poverty and found a way to give hope to others. From a series showing SGI members taking action for peace in their local communities.


Daily Gosho
Be diligent in developing your faith until the last moment of your life. Otherwise you will have regrets. For example, the journey from Kamakura to Kyoto takes twelve days. If you travel for eleven but stop with only one day remaining, how can you admire the moon over the capital?

“Letter to Niike” - WND-1, p. 1026