The Love and Affection that Support Fidel
World youth representatives send Fidel a gift on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the World Federation of Democratic Youth
2015-11-11 | 17:07:01 EST
World youth representatives send Fidel a gift on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the World Federation of Democratic Youth. Photo: Roberto RuizZoomAll the love and affection of the youth of the Left in the world will always be with Fidel, for being a man who loves peace, solidarity and the social transformation of the people. This was stated on Tuesday at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, in the political-cultural gala with which they honoured the 70-year existence of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY).
While Jesus Rafael Mora González, secretary general of WFDY, spoke of the merits of the revolutionary leader, the applause and cheers of the audience were an expression of the recognition of those who make up the Federation, born on November 10, 1945, after the end of the Second World War.
Fidel has been, and is, a tireless fighter against injustice for all young people who follow his ideas to build a better, more humane, supportive and unambitious world, where the full Rights of Man are respected, said the youth leader. He noted further that he is recognized as the warrior who led his people in building a socialist revolution, besieged by the longest criminal blockade in history.
To record that eternal gratitude, on behalf of the over 300 member organizations and friends of the WFDY, Nikolas Papademetriou, its president, gave Yuniasky Crespo Baquero, first secretary of the National Committee of the Young Communists League (UJC), a work of art made in the technique of leaded stained glass, to give to Fidel, the only head of state who has visited the headquarters of the Federation in Budapest, Hungary.
The gift is an appropriation of the work Fidel Castro Ruz, the last portrait of the Cuban leader made by Ecuadorian painter Oswaldo Guayasamin, in 1996, when in his 70s. The work is a creation of the brothers Dasmian Omar and David Ernesto Sánchez Prieto.
During the gala, which also became a tribute to the 40th anniversary of the proclamation of independence of the Republic of Angola, the children´s theatre company La Colmenita toured the history of the WFDY, its World Festival of Youth and Students and its strong links with young Cubans.
Translated by ESTI