(Minghui.org) May 13 is World Falun Dafa Day and the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the world. Twelve cities in New Jersey proclaimed Falun Dafa Day. These cities are Township of Roxbury, Borough of Watchung, Borough of Raritan, Township of Bridgewater, Township of Millburn, Township of Wayne, Borough of Somerville, Township of Denville, Township of Old Bridge, Township of Lyndhurst, Township of East Brunswick, and Borough of Manville.

Proclamation from Mayor Jim Rilee of the Township of Roxbury

The proclamation reads, “Since its introduction to the public in 1992, Falun Dafa’s teachings have been translated into 38 languages, and millions of people around the world have experienced physical, mental and moral improvement through the practice.

“In 1999, the Chinese communist regime started banning the practice Falun Gong due to its increasing popularity.

“Falun Gong practitioners have continued to demonstrate peaceful efforts to uphold human rights and dignity in face of oppression, garnering support from government and citizens around the globe.”

Proclamation from Mayor Keith S. Balia of the Borough of Watchung

The proclamation reads, “Falun Dafa transcends cultural and racial boundaries and contributes to the universal dream of a peaceful, tolerant, and a more compassionate society and has enhanced the well-being of people from all walks of society.

“More citizens of the United States are learning the practice that has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to improving health in mind, body and spirit by purifying their hearts, energizing their bodies, and striving to create virtuous communities.”

Proclamation from Mayor Zachary R. Bray of the Borough of Raritan, County of Somerset

The proclamation reads, “Master Li Hongzhi has helped hundreds of millions across the world improve their physical and mental wellbing through the practice of Falun Dafa.

“Master Li Hongzhi first renewed the gifts of Falun Dafa in China and is now recognized as an international Great Master in 80 countries by people of all ages, professions and racial backgrounds.”

Proclamation from Mayor Matthew C. Moench of the Township of Bridgewater

Proclamation from Mayor Maggee Miggins of the Township of Millburn

Proclamation from the Township of Wayne

Proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan of the Borough of Somerville

Proclamation from Mayor Thomas W. Andes of the Township of Denville

Proclamation from Mayor Owen Henry of the Township of Old Bridge

Proclamation from Mayor Robert B. Ghngeruso of the Township of Lyndhurst

Proclamation from Mayor Brad J. Cohen of the Township of East Brunswick

Proclamation from the Borough of Manville

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 who have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance—and learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.