Transferring José Martí to this historical time and achieving the full identification of the youngest with such a paradigmatic figure constitutes the purpose of the Martiano Youth Movement (MJM) in Matanzas, in greetings to the 164th anniversary of the birth of the Master.
According to Darianna Beatriz Acuña Polledo, president of this organization in the province, the days of remembrance to the most universal of Cubans encompass multiple activities:
“In commemoration of this date we held Dialogues of Generations in primary, secondary, pre-university, university and faculties of the territory. Yesterday we inaugurated the cultural project Looking for a real smile, an initiative of great sensitivity, because it brings the cultural talent to homes of old people and children without filial protection, hospitals and centers of special education. “
On this occasion the actions also remember the legacy of the Commander in Chief, given its close relationship with the Martian ideology.
“We recently participated in the National Seminar of Martians Studies, the largest event of the MJM, in which Matanzas presented two works that were awarded and related to both personalities.”
Among the planned activities is also the realization of the historical route By the ways of the Apostle in Caimito de Hanabana, where the bearded Jose Julian, witnessing the scourge of a slave, committed his life to the struggle against slavery of the mens.
“There we will visit the Villena community, difficult to reach, where we will exchange with its inhabitants. In the monument to Martí we will make a bonfire in the night and on the 28th will be the provincial act in homage to the National Hero “, added Acuña.
Tonight will be the traditional Torch March in all Matanzas municipalities. In the head region the concentration will leave the park René Fraga at 7:00 pm and will conclude with the placement of a wreath in the sculptural complex located in the Liberty Park.
“This time we have prepared a great surprise and is the presentation of the grouping JG (Juan Guillermo) in the square of La Vigia as the climax of the march,” said Acuña Polleda.
Regarding the challenges and functioning of the organization he runs, Acuña said: “The Movement is greatly strengthened by its own work, but also by the link with the José Martí Cultural Society. However, it remains our challenge to extend our work to production centers and the non-state sector and to comply with one of the agreements of the X Congress of the Union of Young Communists (UJC), which consists of studying the link between Marti’s work and the History of Cuba and the locality. “
Created in 1989 by the UJC, the Martiano Youth Movement groups young Cubans who do not exceed 35 years of age, with the purpose of promoting in these generations research on the life and work of the author of La Edad de Oro.
Original text byon Jan 27th, 2017