India: Introducing Falun Dafa to Police Officer Trainees in Andhra Pradesh
(Minghui.org) Several years ago, Falun Dafa practitioners from Hyderabad introduced Falun Dafa at the Police Academy and to the traffic police in the state of Andhra Pradesh, which was reported on the Minghui website. They received a certificate of appreciation from the Police Academy. There were follow-up sessions, but because of the state reorganization, those training sessions were eventually discontinued.
Practitioners recently learned that there were more than 10,000 new female police officer trainees in the state, and 700 were undergoing orientation and training at the academy.
Introducing Falun Dafa to 700 Female Cadets at the Telangana Police Academy
During the first week of May 2017, practitioners from Hyderabad contacted the director of the Telangana Police Academy. They introduced Falun Dafa to the director's personal assistant, provided references from the prior training sessions, and then met with the director and introduced the practice to him. They showed photographs of previous training sessions at various police departments and schools, and asked that he provide an opportunity to introduce the practice in his institute. He was very interested and forwarded a flyer to his office for consideration.
Falun Dafa was introduced at the prestigious police academy soon after, and we are likely to introduce it again soon. It was heartening to see the trainees enthusiastic to attend the early morning sessions. Many of the cadets said they experienced a sense of quiet and peace in the meditation. They were pleased to accept flyers about the practice.
Many of the candidates said they experienced peace and tranquility while doing the exercises and expressed their desire for followup sessions.
Introducing Falun Dafa to 500 Police Officer Trainees at the Police Training College in Amberpet, Hyderabad, India
Initially, practitioners were informed that the principal of the Police Training College in Amberpet was not interested in Falun Dafa since they provide yoga classes for their trainees. However, the practitioners did not want to lose hope, so they visited again and waited two hours, until closing time. The principal saw them waiting outside and asked them to come into her office. She was briefed about the practice and viewed the photos taken at the Telangana Police Academy and other police institutions and schools.
The assistant principal who was present recognized the practitioners from previous years and spoke favorably about them and the benefits of the practice. The principal immediately changed her mind and asked the assistant principal to fit the presentation of Falun Dafa in whenever possible.
During the training session, many of the police trainees said they could feel the energy while doing the standing meditation exercise and were keen on additional follow-up sessions. The practitioners distributed flyers and talked to the trainees about the practice and where they could find Falun Dafa books.
After the recent training sessions, the practitioners reflected on how in India Falun Dafa receives support and praise from law enforcement officers, but in China the police persecute the practitioners.
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