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SOKA GAKKAI MALAYSIA'S RUN FOR PEACE 2015

RUN FOR PEACE…Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir (3rd left) with the organizing committee and sponsor of the ‘Run for Peace’ 2015. Looking on are Ruth Kong (2nd left), Lam Choi Sing (4th right), Advan Lee (3rd right), representative from sponsor, Nestle Products Sdn Bhd., and other working committees.RUN FOR PEACE…Mayor Datuk Abidin Madingkir (3rd left) with the organizing committee and sponsor of the ‘Run for Peace’ 2015. Looking on are Ruth Kong (2nd left), Lam Choi Sing (4th right), Advan Lee (3rd right), representative from sponsor, Nestle Products Sdn Bhd., and other working committees.

KOTA KINABALU: More than 8,000 peace lovers are expected to gather at five separate locations in Sabah to ‘Run For Peace in September this year.

Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) Sabah Branch Chairman, Lam Choi Sing said the “Run For Peace 2015" is on non-competitive event organized by Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM), to create a culture of peace in the community.

He said this during a courtesy call to Mayor Datuk Madingkir in the City Hall to invite the latter to grace the said community event in Kota Kinabalu on September 6, 2015.

Thanking the SGM for the invitation, the Mayor congratulated the organiser for coming up with another meaningful activity for the City.

According to Lam, the events aims to encourage youth and people from all walks of life to come together, for the sake of peace whilst promoting personal and community health and to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

He added that some 90,000 peace lovers are also expected to gather at 19 different locations nationwide to ‘Run For Peace’ Lam said in September this year.

For Sabah he explained, the ‘Run For Peace’ will take place in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan on September 6th and in Tawau, Keningau and Lahad Datu on September 20th.

The event is a biennial community peace event which started in 2005 in Klang with 1,000 participants, while a total of 57,000 participants took part in the ‘Run For Peace 2013", involving 14 separate locations nationwide.

He also said that SGM has designated September as the ‘Month of Peace’, to create the awareness of peace in society and to promote good moral with a series of activities in the community.

Lam added that the "’Run For Peace’ organiser’ hopes that the event will inspire people to awaken to the importance of taking action for peace and to create a culture of peace in the community.

Besides the run, he said there will be fun and educative program such as peace exhibitions on anti-nuclear weapons entitled ‘Everything You Treasure’ exhibition on sustainable development, as well as cultural performances, he explained.

Those who have registered and who are interested may check for the latest updates through their website : www.sgm.org.my/rfp2015, or ‘Run For Peace’ Facebook page.

Also present at the courtesy call were Ruth Lim, SGM Women Division Chief, Advan Lee, the Organizing Chairman and Vice Chairman of SGM Sabah, as well as other working committee members