Havana, Jan 27.- Cuban youths will take cyberspace by storm tonight to welcome January 28 and honor the National Hero José Martí Pérez, on the 168th anniversary of his birth.
The pandemic is raging, and the traditional March of the Torches will take place this time on social networks, but the tribute will not be less tangible and felt.
From the Union of Young Communists and other student and youth organizations and movements it has been the happy idea of "moving" the stage, as is the invitation to all Marti at heart -of any age and even those born in other lands- to join in this action and to be creative and use imagination.
Everyone can make their torch and use lanterns, candles, flashes or cell phones, and we can also populate social networks with those other lights so and even brighter, which are the ideas of the Apostle, suggested Yusuam Palacios Ortega, president of the Movement.
In dialogue with the Cuban News Agency, he stressed that another excellent way to participate will be to post messages and also photos and videos of some of the marches held since that first one, in 1953, for the centenary of Martí's birth.
We will honor an extraordinary human being, a brilliant intellectual and an exemplary revolutionary; to the National Hero and Apostle of the independence of Cuba, his life, thought and work; as well as his best disciple, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro and that "pioneer" generation.
The march will begin at 9:00 at night, but from 10:00 in the morning to 12:00 noon a meeting, also virtual, will be held, focused on the need of José Martí at the current time, his presence in the new generations and the validity of his ideas. (ACN) (Photo: File)