On July 17th, 2006, Mr. Joe S. Frank, Mayor of the City of Newport News proclaimed the week of July 17th-22nd, 2006, as "Falun Dafa Week" in the City of Newport News, Virginia, and encouraged all citizens to experience the powers and meditative qualities of Falun Dafa for their own self-enrichment. Below is the text of the proclamation.
Whereas, Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong, began in China in 1992, as a self-improvement practice rooted in ancient Chinese culture that promotes the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance; and
Whereas, Falun Gong practitioners use gentle exercises and meditation to achieve the goals of a pure heart, a balanced mind, and an energized body; and
Whereas, Falun Dafa is designed to help people improve their physical condition, cleanse their mind, uplift their moral standards, and rid bad habits; and
Whereas, Falun Dafa has helped to preserve precious human traditions such as honesty, courtesy, loyalty, and unselfishness; and
Whereas, more than 100 million people from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds have physical and mental wellness and moral ascension through practicing Falun Dafa.
Now, Therefore, I, Joe S. Frank, Mayor of the City of Newport News, do hereby proclaim the week of July 17-22, 2006, as "Falun Dafa Week" in the City of Newport News and encourage all citizens to experience the powers and meditative qualities of Falun Dafa for their own self-enrichment.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be duly affixed the Seal of the City of Newport News, Virginia, this 17th day of July 2006.
Joe S. Frank, Mayor
City of Newport News, Virginia
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