Granma | 18 July, 2016
Sunday, July 17, hundreds of Cuban youngsters celebrated Children’s Day a bit differently. On this occasion, along with the smiles and enthusiasm typical of their age, delegates to the José Martí Pioneers’ Organization (OPJM) National Assembly cast a critical eye on their schools and communities; asserted that the rifle of these times is education; and reaffirmed their confidence that they are the country’s future.
In addition to the debate planned for the event, the hall was filed with applause when the group sent Fidel and Raúl sculptures of a Cuban Pioneer and the country’s single-star flag, respectively. The two gifts were accepted by Olga Lidia Tapia Iglesias, member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat, who also spoke at the gathering, emphasizing that the children of today are the hope, the future, and the guarantee that in Cuba the Revolution is forever.