YAGUAJAY, Sancti Spíritus.– The role of younger generations, who often assume strategic tasks to support key aspects of national development, was highlighted in the context of a voluntary work day to mark the 55th anniversary of the Young Communists League (UJC) and the 56th anniversary of the José Martí Pioneers Organization (OPJM), to be celebrated this April 4.
Although this productive celebration saw activities held throughout the country, Sancti Spíritus served for the second consecutive occasion as host of the national event, with the mobilization of some 3,000 young people to Batey Colorao, in Yaguajay municipality, a site belonging to the Valle del Caonao Agroindustrial Grain Enterprise, where they helped in the collection of beans and the planting of sweet potatoes and cassava.
Sucely Morfa González, UJC first secretary, who led the mobilization, highlighted the contribution of youth from this province in the most important economic sectors of the territory, in particular the productive sector.
Also participating in the voluntary activities were Colonel Orlando Cardoso Villavicencio, Hero of the Republic of Cuba; José Ramón Monteagudo Ruiz, member of the Party Central Committee and Sancti Spiritus first secretary; Julio César García Rodríguez, an official of the Party Central Committee, and Teresita Romero Rodríguez, president of the Provincial Assembly of People’s Power, as well as other Party, government, UJC and mass organization leaders.
After completing these agricultural tasks, an act was held in the community of Batey Colorao, in which nearly 200 UJC membership cards were presented to new members and the UJC 55th Anniversary Vanguard Collective Flag was awarded to nine entities which have had a notable impact on the province’s economic performance.
Isbel Reina Abreu, UJC first secretary in Sancti Spíritus, called on young people to make greater efforts, as faithful heirs of the legacy of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro. “The Cuban youth will not fail,” she noted, “because we follow in the steps of the Revolution.”