(Minghui.org) Falun Gong (Falun Dafa) practitioners were invited to participate in the 2024 Healthy Gymnastics Festival hosted by the Batam City Government and the Batam City Youth and Sports Bureau, at Engku Putri Batam Centre Park on June 23, 2024.

Engku Putri Batam Centre Park is a large open space surrounded by many local government organisations. Public service officers, students, athletes, club members and local residents are invited to participate in many forms of health-promoting activities at the Healthy Gymnastics Festival held at the park every year.

After the opening speech given by the host, the practitioners were invited onstage to demonstrate the Falun Gong exercises.

Practitioners introduce Falun Gong during the 2024 Batam City Healthy Gymnastics Festival.
Practitioners demonstrate the exercises on stage.


Representative from Batam City Government: Falun Dafa Is Good

Mr. Zulkarnain, head of the Batam City Youth and Sports Bureau, and other members of the organising committee learned the exercises during the event.

After the event, Mr. Zulkarnain sent a letter thanking the practitioners for their participation: “On behalf of the Batam City Government, I thank you for your participation. The exercises enrich all our lives. Let’s work together toward a healthy Batam City. Falun Dafa is good.”

Mr. Zulkarnain, head of Batam City Youth and Sports Bureau (wearing cap, in the centre) learning the Falun Gong exercises.
Members of the festival committee and government officials learn the exercises.

People from various community groups wanted to try the exercises.
Police academy students learn the exercise movements.


Practicing Falun Gong Can Bring Positive Impact

Dozens of students from the State Police Academy participated in the festival that afternoon and watched practitioners demonstrate the exercises onstage.

Officer Marshahid, a police inspector, had a long conversation with practitioners. He said, “At first glance, the exercises are easy to learn and not strenuous so everyone can do them, young or old. I think this kind of exercise is very suitable and very good to cultivate our minds and bodies and can lead to positive things in our lives.”

Police inspector Marshahid said Falun Dafa can positively impact one’s life.

Festival-goers were pleased to receive pamphlets and bookmarks handed out by practitioners. Some asked questions and said they wished to know more about Falun Gong.

People happily took the information about Falun Dafa handed out by practitioners.
Police officers on duty receive information about Falun Dafa.
Mr. Jefridin, Regional Secretary of Batam City (front row left), and Mr. Zulkarnain (front row right), head of the Batam City Youth and Sports Bureau, pose for a group photo with practitioners after the event.