(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania celebrated the 23rd World Falun Dafa Day with activities in Schenley Park on May 8, 2022. Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey presented the award and proclaimed the day Falun Dafa Day in Pittsburgh. Melvin Hubbard El, Community Advisor of the Mayor's Office, presented the award and proclamation at the event.

Melvin Hubbard El, Community Advisor of the Mayor's Office, (third from left) presented the proclamation during the event on May 8, 2022.

World Falun Day proclamation

Practitioners demonstrate the exercises during activities at Shenley Park to celebrate Falun Dafa Day.

Mr. Melvin El also learned the first set of Falun Dafa exercises during the evnt. He was very happy to come and celebrate World Falun Dafa Day with practitioners and said, “Every citizen in this government should know about (World Falun Dafa Day), just like they know about the 4th of July. I am very happy to be here today to give you this award in person.”

He listened to the stories shared by practitioners about the physical and mental benefits of Falun Dafa. He thanked them for letting him know about the practice. “Thank you for coming to our city and for your dedication and commitment to your faith and practice,” he said.