Governor of the State of Indiana Proclaims Falun Dafa Day in Indiana [June 9, 2005]
(Clearwisdom.net) On June 3, Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. proclaimed June 9, 2005, as Falun Dafa Day in the State of Indiana and invited all citizens to duly note this occasion.
State of Indiana
To All To Whom These Presents May Come, Greeting:
Whereas, Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is an ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit which originates in China, and involves meditation and slow, gentle movements of the body; and
Whereas, this ancient practice emphasizes the principles of truthfulness, benevolence, and tolerance; and
Whereas, first introduced to the general public in 1992, Falun Dafa is now practiced in over 40 countries throughout the world; and
Whereas, the United States Congress has recognized Falun Dafa as a peaceful spiritual movement, and has sought to bring to light the persecution by the Chinese government of those who practice it in China as well as here in the United States;
Now, Therefore, I, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby proclaim, June 9, 2005, as
Falun Dafa Day
in the State of Indiana, and invite all citizens to duly note this occasion.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Indiana at the Capitol in Indianapolis on this 9th day of May, 2005.
By the Governor: Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
Governor of Indiana
Attest: Todd Rokita
Secretary of State