Illinois: Cook County Proclaims May 11, 2009 through May 15, 2009 to be Falun Dafa Days
(Clearwisdom.net) On the occasion of 10th Annual Falun Dafa Day, Todd H. Stroger, President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, proclaimed May 11, 2009 through May 15, 2009 to be "Falun Dafa Days" in Cook County, and proclaimed his gratitude to all of the persons involved in bringing this wonderful practice to Cook County.
Whereas, Falun Dafa is an exercise rooted in ancient Chinese culture; and
Whereas, with the goal of self-improvement, people engage in Falun Dafa practice five sets of gentle, meditative exercises, while striving to live in accordance with the principles of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance; and
Whereas, by 1999 the practice of Falun Dafa had spread over eighty countries worldwide, with 100 million adherents; and
Whereas, since 1995, more than one-hundred free introductory workshops on Falun Dafa have been held in public libraries and bookstores in Illinois; and
Whereas, the peaceful practice of Falun Dafa is healthful to the mind, body and spirit.
Now, Therefore, Be It Proclaimed that I, Todd H. Stroger, President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, do hereby proclaim May 11, 2009 through May 15, 2009 to be "Falun Dafa Days," in Cook County, and do hereby proclaim my gratitude to all of the persons involved in bringing this wonderful practice to Cook County.
Todd H. Stroger, President
Cook County Board of Commissioners
Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins
in recognition of
Falun Dafa Week
Presented this 11th Day of May, 2009
WHEREAS, the members of the Illinois Senate wish to honor extraordinary events of the state and those who celebrate them; and
WHEREAS, Falun Dafa practitioners observe the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance in their daily lives, striving to become better people in all environments and situations; and
WHEREAS, Falun Dafa has its roots in ancient Chinese practices of mind and body that promote the cultivation of body, mind, and spirit, inspiring millions of people through gentle exercise and efforts to develop their moral standards; and
WHEREAS, Falun Dafa is practiced by tens of millions of practitioners in more than fifty-five countries; and
WHEREAS, the practice of Falun Dafa should be allowed in all countries, and those countries that persecute against its practice are denying their people their basic human rights; and
WHEREAS, the great compassion and tolerance demonstrated by Falun Dafa practitioners in upholding the principles of their practice under the most severe environment had touched the hearts of people throughout the city, state, nation and world; therefore be it
PROCLAIMED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we salute the practitioners of Falun Dafa on Falun Dafa Week。