Established on 3rd January 1986, Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) is dedicated to the cause of creating a ‘New Age in India’ and a ‘New Global Civilization’ by ‘empowering individuals’ across the country, based on the philosophy of ‘Soka Humanism’, which focuses on respecting the dignity of all lives. The word ‘Soka’ in Soka Gakkai means ‘Value Creation’ and ‘Gakkai’ means ‘Organization’.
BSG is headquartered in New Delhi. It has more than 275,000 voluntary members spread across 600 towns and cities of India, belonging to varied age groups – from 5 years to 95 years. BSG membership represents genuine diversity, inclusivity, and equality.
More than 135,000 members of BSG are youth, with an average age of 27 years. More than 6,000 members of BSG are educators. Each BSG member strives to contribute to the movement of peace, happiness, and sustainability by polishing their own life and cherishing and encouraging others around them.
Mission of Bharat Soka Gakkai
Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) is committed to promoting the values of happiness for all, and to create an age where the dignity of all life is respected through various activities under the umbrella of peace, culture, education, and sustainability. Individuals who become voluntary members of BSG, strive to contribute to peace & sustainability based on a keen understanding of the interconnectedness of life and the environment, and earnestly work for the growth and development of their community.
BSG works towards empowering individuals through its various activities to create a peaceful, harmonious, inclusive, and sustainable world. BSG promotes ‘human revolution’ and ‘sustainable human behaviour’ among individuals, supporting them to become a positive force for change, and lead value creating, fulfilling, and sustainable lives.
Towards this end, in addition to inspiring individual through one-on-one activities, BSG is also making efforts to spread awareness on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially on the ill-effects of plastic, as the spirit of the 17 SDGs aligns with BSG’s spirit of leaving no one behind.