WHEREAS, Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an advanced traditional Chinese practice for improving the mind and body through gentle exercise and meditation. A central component of Falun Gong is studying the higher principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance; and

WHEREAS, The practice of Falun Gong has a significant positive effect on stress relief and overall mental and physical health; most practicing participants report that through Falun Gong they continue to enjoy improved health, reduced stress, and increased levels of energy; and

WHEREAS, Falun Gong introduced in 1992 to the general public in China by Li Hongzhi transcends cultural and racial boundaries and has benefited the lives of over 100 million people In over 40 countries worldwide; and

WHEREAS, Falun Gong is now practiced in many locations throughout the Richardson, Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex area and all workshops and group practices are organized by volunteers and are offered free of charge to the public;

NOW. THEREFORE, I, PAT EVANS, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF PLANO, TEXAS do hereby proclaim May 13.2002 as "WORLD FALUN DAFA DAY" and recognize the practice of:


and commend those who take part in these activities to bring healthier physical, mental, and spiritual conditions to themselves and to others.

Pat Evans

Office of the Mayor

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