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New York: Members of Congress Issue Recognition, Proclamation and Greeting Letter to Celebrate World Falun Dafa Day

May 17, 2021

(Minghui.org) May 13, 2021 is the 22nd World Falun Dafa Day and the 29th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction. Members of Congress from New York State issued recognition, proclamations, and greeting letters to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day. 

Congressman Lee M. Zeldin issued a Certificate of Special Recognition. 

Certificate of Special Recognition from Congressman Andrew Garbarino

Certificate of Special Recognition from Congressman Thomas R. Suozzi

Letter from Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries stated in his letter, “During its many years as an organization, Falun Dafa has been an integral and positive part of the lives of many. Not only is it a wide-reaching movement, but its practices also have tangible effects on our society. Offering access to many different necessities is important to the thriving of New Yorker’s and many more around the globe, so we all are celebrating this anniversary, and we are all appreciative of the work of Mr. Li Hongzhi for his founding of this spiritual practice.” 

Representative Tom Reed and his proclamation of World Falun Dafa Day Representative Elise Stefanik and her Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

Background: What is Falun Dafa?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance as well as five gentle exercises—and experienced uplifted health and well-being.