Camagüey, Cuba, Nov 18 – Convinced that they should continue preparing themselves to preserve Cuba’s social project which began in 1959, the young people wake up today in the central province of Camagüey.
For them, the message read yesterday by Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro on the occasion of the International Students' Day and the fifth anniversary of his historical speech in the Aula Magna was an effective incentive for their doing.
Gustavo Enrique Valdés Ramos, Vice-President of the Federation of University Students (FEU) at the José Martí Higher Pedagogical Institute thinks that after Fidel's message, all the Cuban students have to be more committed with the Revolution, today in the classrooms, but tomorrow in their workplaces.
He also pointed out that the young people are aware of the very important role that they are playing nowadays and have been playing along history. They are aware of the country’s shortcomings at present and the actions that they should adopt in order to take this social process forward.
José Gutiérrez Pérez, who studies in the above mentioned higher education institution said that our country has never been in agreement with the arms race that the United State have promoted. Otherwise, we strengthen our battle of ideas, for our strength to defend Cuba, Latin America and the world lies in them.
Aracelys González Pérez referred to the work of the young people at present saying that: "We, the students have to preserve the Revolution and contribute to the economic battle, doing our utmost, saving resources and participating in volunteer works...”
Besides she considered the battle of ideas as the youth’s first duty and noted that the future of our Revolution depends on being well prepared in the domain of ideology. So, she said, we should prepare ourselves, be well-informed, read a lot, participate in the activities summoned by the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) and perform promptly and efficiently the tasks assigned to us.
Dayana Velázquez Smith and Yisel Borrero Sánchez talked about the importance of knowing about history, about our heroes and martyrs to follow their example.
As for Fidel Castro pointed out on Wednesday, Alberto Rodríguez Pérez, who studies Biology at José Martí Higher Pedagogical Institute, said: "It is very important that today’s youth know that a transcendental battle is being fought today that could decide the nation’s fate. Being aware of the role that we should play in our schools as future teachers and professors is a major challenge for us all”.
That’s why Rodríguez Pérez considers that the young generation that is studying to become teachers must be an example of social integration and convey Fidel Castro’s message to every nooks and crannies of this island nation. (Adary Rodríguez Pérez/ Translated by Gualveris Rosales Sanchez/ Radio Cadena Agramonte).