CDR: Keeping up With Youth

Fidel was given an album with photos of moments in which the 55th Anniversary youth groups are awarded the  flag on the commemoration day of the Committees for Defense of the Revolution

By: Yuniel Labacena Romero

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2015-09-29 | 13:39:10 EST
In the cultural-political gala, commemorating that day, Second Secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee and Vice-President of the Councils of State and Ministers José Ramón Machado Ventura, received an album destined for Fidel with photos of the flag awarded to the 55th Anniversary CDR youth groups throughout the countryIn the cultural-political gala, commemorating that day, Second Secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee and Vice-President of the Councils of State and Ministers José Ramón Machado Ventura, received an album destined for Fidel with photos of the flag awarded to the 55th Anniversary CDR youth groups throughout the country Photo: Calixto N. LlanesZoom
Many of those who were at the Museum of the Revolution this September 28 were not present the same date of 1960, when the people welcomed the then Prime Minister Fidel Castro, in his return from the 15th General Assembly of the United Nations, held in New York.

They were not those who founded there the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), in response to the explosion of petards carried out by the counterrevolution to destabilize the early Revolution.

Those who are present today are men and women working for the consolidation of unity in the neighborhood and the Revolution in these years. That’s why this Monday they returned to the foundational site of the country’s largest mass organization, to revive those moments and continue to move forward along the route of the Committees, whose primary goals were complete under Fidel’s initiative.

In the cultural-political gala, commemorating that day, Second Secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee and Vice-President of the Councils of State and Ministers José Ramón Machado Ventura, received an album destined for Fidel with photos of the flag awarded to the 55th Anniversary CDR youth groups throughout the country, member of the organization in  Havana Yudelki Mesa Valdés delivered the album and ratified the commitment of the youth with the Revolution.

National CDR Coordinator Carlos Rafael Miranda Martínez awarded the International Brigade of Medical Services in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics “Henry Reeves” the Neighborhood Prize, for its identification with the principles of internationalism, humanism, fraternity and love, regardless of creed, race or social condition.

Director of the Central Unit for Medical Cooperation Regla Angulo Pardo, and doctors Báez Sarría and Jorge Delgado Bustillo received the prize on behalf of those who have been part of the brigade since its foundation and have proved to be the best fighters saving lives in many corners of the world.

In the central speech the National coordinator of CDR stressed that every Committee must have its own content and involve its members in the changes of the community, especially the new generations, as a continuity of the Revolution, since the organization has to be always young and useful for the neighborhood.

The commemorating act was also attended by member of the Politburo and first secretary in Havana Mercedes López Acea, as well as members of the Central Committee of the National Secretariat of the CDR, the political and mass organizations, and especially delegations from Vietnam, Laos, Mexico, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador, guests to the 55th anniversary of the Committees. 

Translated by ESTI

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