BHARAT SOKA GAKKAI
Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) is an organisation engaged in peace, culture and education activities based on the humanistic philosophy of Buddhism. It is part of the larger Soka Gakkai International (SGI) network, a global organisation that seeks to promote the values of peace and respect for all people and comprises of more than 12 million people in 192 countries and territories around the world. BSG members are spread over 300 cities and towns across India.
Since 1983, every year, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda authors a peace proposal circulated at the UN in his effort to realize peace and human security, which explores the interrelation between core Buddhist concepts and the diverse challenges faced by the global society.
We all seek peace, in society and in our personal lives but barriers that exist between people and nations make it seem elusive. Ikeda, however, believes otherwise. “Peace is not some abstract concept,” he says. “It is a question of how each one of us plants and cultivates the seeds of peace in the reality of daily living, in the depths of our being.”
One of the ways in which BSG achieves this is through organising annual seminars on Daisaku Ikeda’s peace proposals. Since 1983, Ikeda has presented an annual proposal that breaks away from a predictable, theoretical framework to offer practical, workable solutions to questions of human security and world peace, based on Buddhist ideals and philosophy. Since 2004, symposiums have been held in Delhi, later expanding to other cities in India.
Since 1992, The Education Division has been active in imparting encouragement and direction to all educators in BSG. Through various activities like organizing workshops and related events in schools and academic institutions, Education Division is emphasizing the importance of humanistic education.
The Education Division also focuses on providing opportunity to those working in the field of education i.e. teachers, college lecturers, corporate trainers, private tutors, administrators and policy makers to come together and share their experiences and best practices.
BSG is active in public education with a focus on peace, human rights and sustainable education. In order to raise awareness on such issues and to foster interconnectedness, BSG organizes exhibitions that tour the country reaching out to students, academicians , artists and others, highlighting a common humanity and the power that even one individual has the power to affect change. An effective way to bring this out is to focus on our relationship with the larger community of life.VIEW MORE
Towards Humanitarian Relief Supporting SGI’s humanistic movement, BSG members have actively organised financial assistance and emergency relief in India to help the victims of natural disasters. The primary objective of these activities is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity.VIEW MORE
Words Of Wisdom
"Only by overcoming life’s problems and obstacles can we become truly strong. If everything always goes smoothly, we will grow complacent and be unable to build a solid foundation for our lives. Only by experiencing suffering ourselves can we understand the suffering of others and deepen our compassion."
SOKA BODHI TREE GARDEN
Soka Bodhi Tree Garden was envisaged by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda as a centre for exchange of friendship and a training ground through peace, culture & education activities. In the inaugural message, President Ikeda said, “I am positive that from among those who will come to visit this garden in the future… there will emerge great leaders. It will be a place where leaders from various fields around the world will come to meet in order to cultivate and develop themselves, inspiring and stimulating each other’s growth.”
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