Thus the Governor of California has proclaimed March 8th as “Master Wan Ko Yee Day”
Nhât Báo Viên Dông
FAR EASTERN DAILY NEWS
On this day, March 8, 2000, we do not know where Master Wan Ko Yee is. Although he is not in California, his outstanding character have added luster to the State of California. Thus the Governor of California has proclaimed March 8th as “Master Wan Ko Yee Day”. The City and County of San Francisco have also proclaimed this day in the honor. Only the most oustanding individual is able to be specially recognized by receiving two separate proclamations of this kind. These proclamations are not easily obtained. Only those with true abilities and oustanding attainments are
able to receive them.
Master Wan Ko Yee is one of tremendous virtue whose talent and leaning is unsurpassed in the present day world. He is a man of great knowledge who enjoys a high reputation throughout the world. Based upon his extraditionary accomplishments in the areas of Buddhism, the humanities, painting, calligraphy and ethics, the World Poet and Culture Congress, which is composed of 5,612 experts and scholars from 48 different countries and regions, select Master Wan Ko Yee as the world’s only “Distinguished International Master”. The resolution conferring upon him this title was mailed to the People’s Republic of China and was made public in Hungary on September 15,1994. The “Distinguished International Master “certificate was signed by the then President of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch.
As started, Master Wan Ko Yee is a man of profound learning and high morals. His has made a significant contribution to the cultural exchange between China and the United States. Based upon his overall accomplishments, the central government of the People’s Republic of China，representing the wishes of the people, built a museum in his honor. This is the only museum built by the government of the People’s Republic of China in honor of a person who still alive. This museum has received the admiration and approval of cultural and academic institutions eminent distinction that the Governor of the State of California proclaimed March 8th as Master Wan Ko Yee Day.