Proclamation of Falun Dafa Week, City of Santa Clarita, California [July 18, 2003]
City of Santa Clarita
"Falun Dafa Week"
August 9-16, 2003
Whereas, Falun Dafa is a special program of exercises and meditation that improve energy circulation in the body and emphasize the cultivation of moral character through understanding the universe's benevolent characteristics; and since its introducing to public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992, it has been practiced by more than 100 million people in over 60 countries worldwide; and
Whereas, at the core of Falun Dafa are the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance (Zhen, Shan, and Ren), which the Falun Dafa practitioners teach and incorporate into their daily lives, striving to become better people in all environments and situations; and
Whereas, this special exercise program has helped people around the world, including many in California, to improve their health, uplift their spirits, and deepen their understanding of life and humanity; and
Whereas, since 1995, when Falun Dafa was introduced in this state, many Californians have come to share and embrace the related exercises and teachings, and numerous workshops and classes are now offered at various community locations throughout California.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the City Council of the City of Santa Clarita does hereby proclaim the week of August 9-16, 2003 as
"Falun Dafa Week"
and encourage citizens to open their minds to the practice of Falun Dafa, a practice that has hurdled cultural and national barriers, among others, to touch the human heart and improve lives everywhere.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 18th day of July 2003
Cameron Smyth, Mayor
Santa Clarita, California