(Minghui.org) May 13, 2022, was World Falun Dafa Day and the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the world. The Delaware House of Representatives issued a tribute praising Falun Dafa for improving the lives of countless people. On the morning of May 11, at a meeting with voters held in Deer Park Tavern restaurant in Newark, Delaware, Representative Paul Baumbach personally presented the tribute to Falun Dafa practitioners and expressed his admiration to Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa.

Representative Paul Baumbach issues the tribute to Falun Dafa practitioners.Representative Paul Baumbach commends Falun Dafa.Tribute from the Delaware House of Representatives

The Tribute was sponsored by three representatives, Paul Baumbach, Debra Heffernan, and Kevin S Hensley. Speaker Peter C. Schwartzkopf and 41 representatives signed the tribute.

The tribute reads, “The core principles of the practice is Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Recently, qigong exercise instruction and mind-body wellness information was offered through online workshops and outdoor exercise sites. This practice has truly enhanced the lives of so many. We bestow our best wishes for continued success!”

After the ceremony, Ms. Liu, a Falun Dafa practitioner, shared her positive experiences practicing Falun Dafa with those present. Her health problems of many years were gone after she started to practice Falun Dafa. As a senior technical director of a global technology company, she faces all kinds of daily pressures with a calm mind. Her daughter, who has practiced Falun Dafa since she was a child, can hold herself to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and handle academic and life challenges well. In her senior year of high school, she led the school’s swim team to victory in the East American Private School Championships. She is now a student athlete at a prestigious school and has joined the U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program.

Those who attended were interested in Ms. Liu’s experiences. Some said that they were interested in practicing and would tell their families about Falun Dafa. Practitioners also distributed beautiful handmade lotus flowers and Falun Dafa informational leaflets.

Ms. Liu shares her positive experiences after she began practicing Falun Dafa.

Representative Baumbach said that Ms. Liu showed how practicing Falun Dafa can really change lives, impact others, and help deal with challenges.

He admired the fact that Falun Gong practitioners live in accordance with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in their daily lives. He said that Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance encapsulate the universal goals that everyone should pursue.

Falun Dafa is now practiced in more than 100 countries all over the world, and hundreds of millions of people have practiced it. Representative Baumbach said he was happy to have the opportunity to participate in recognizing Falun Dafa.

Regarding the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa in China, Representative Baumbach said that he co-sponsored the tribute because “the United States needs to continue to set an example. Let us embrace diversity, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. We hope that through the power of our example , other countries can follow.”

Representative Baumbach also expressed his admiration for Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. He said. “I think the basic principles (Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance) are very constructive. I can say that the positive impact on the lives of countless people around the world is enormous.

“Congratulations to him, congratulations to his disciples. Please accept my best wishes for the 30th anniversary and many anniversaries to come!”

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.

Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, issued an order to ban the practice.

Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 22 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. More have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.

There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply the organ transplant industry.Under Jiang's personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.