FRIDAY, MARCH 24,2000
2 California gov’t entities proclaim March 8 as Master Wan Ko Yee Day
LAST March 8，it wasn’t known where Master Wan Ko Yee was. Although he was not in California at that time, his outstanding accomplishments, remarkable contributions and high moral character have added luster to the State of California.
Thus, the governor of California, Gov. Gray Davis, has proclaimed March 8 as “Master Wan Ko Yee Day.”
The City and County of San Francisco have also proclaimed March 8 in his honor. Only the most outstanding individual is specially recognized and receiving two separate proclamations of this kind. These proclamations are not easily obtained. Only those with true abilities and outstanding attainments are able to receive them.
Master Wan Ko Yee is one of tremendous virtues whose talents and learning are unsurpassed in the present day world. He is a man of great knowledge who enjoys a high reputation throughout the world.
Based upon his extraordinary accomplishments in the areas of Buddhism，the humanities, painting, calligraphy and ethics, the World Poets and Culture Congress, which is composed of 5,612 experts and scholars from 48 different countries and regions, selected Master Wan Ko Yee as the world’s only “Distinguished International
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
See MASTER WAN on page 31
Two proclamations by separate California government entities making March 8 as
Master Wan Ko Yee Day
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President of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch.
As stated, Master Wan Ko Yee is a man of profound learning and high morals. He 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 PROC in honor of a person who is still alive. This museum has received the admiration of and approval of cultural and academic institutions from all over the world.
It is because he is a man of such preeminent distinction that the Governor of the State of California and the City and County of San Francisco have separately proclaimed March 8 as Master Wan Ko Yee day.