Havana, Aug 12.- Young Cubans who are internationally recognized for being privileged to live in a country with a Revolution that offers opportunities to all equally, celebrate World Youth Day today.
Despite the current circumstances that Cuba and the world are experiencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the new generations of the Caribbean island have sufficient reasons to celebrate the date, with which Fidel Castro's legacy of integrating progressive forces is defended of the world for a common good, Aylin Álvarez, the second secretary of the National Committee of the Union of Young Communists (UJC), assured Prensa Latina exclusively.
The youth leader stressed that the main motivation of the date is to wait as every year for the leader's birthday , this time the number 94, with activities in the provinces that are already in the recovery phase of Covid-19.
She also added that they will carry out community interventions, online concerts, environmental actions, blood donations and the delivery of the Youth For Life condition, approved for the only time by the National Bureau of the UJC, to the more than 110 thousand young people who have participated. actively in the efforts to combat Covid-19.
Álvarez specified that this will also be a virtual celebration, especially for the western territories of Havana and Artemisa due to the complex epidemiological situation they present.
On the other hand, the second secretary of the UJC stressed that the legacy of the historical leader of the Revolution has full expression in the leading role assumed by young people in the current circumstances.
Finally, he told Prensa Latina his impressions of a meeting held a few days ago with the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel, which was attended by young people linked to the battle against the new Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus, where the president exalted the work carried out, and urged to maintain the accompaniment of health and economic measures as a way to build Socialism. (Text and photo: PL)