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Díaz-Canel attends delivery of the Maestro de Juventudes Award (+ Photos)

Havana, Oct. 19.- President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, attended last night the ceremony to deliver the Maestro de Juventudes Award, held at the José Martí Memorial, where leaders of the Communist Party, the Government, the UJC and several cultural institutions were present.

Young writers and artists, members of the Hermanos Saíz Association (AHS), were also present at the ceremony, reported the website of the Presidency of Cuba.

At the event, the AHS Honorary Member Distinction was given to seven artists who presided over the organization at different times in its history.

A group of  virtuous defenders of Cuban Culture, who have backed committed and revolutionary art through their works, received the Prize. They are:

-Eslinda Núñez Pérez, National Film Award

-Francisco (Pancho) García Castellanos, National Theater Award

-Manuel Pérez Paredes, National Film Award

- Guido López-Gavilán del Rosario, National Music Award

-Pedro de Oraá Carratalá, National Plastic Arts Award

-Lázaro Silvestre García Gil, founder of the Nueva Trova

-Virgilio López Lemus, Doctor in Philosophical Sciences

Before the awards ceremony, the Cuban President held a pleasant and frank meeting with the members of the National Council of the AHS and some outstanding artists.

The young artists talked with Díaz-Canel and the space became an honest and contributing dialogue, in which they agreed on the need for art to become the transforming antidote of society.

The Head of State was grateful for the opportunity to exchange ideas and criteria with young people, which always "allows us to nurture their experiences" and find better solutions to problems. (ACN / Presdiencia de Cuba) (Photos: Revolution Studios)