For their selfless work in the vanguard of Cuban campesinos, outstanding members of the National Association of Small Farmers were recognized on the 60th anniversary of the organization, in a ceremony led by Party First Secretary and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez
For their selfless work in the vanguard of Cuban campesinos, outstanding members of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) were recognized with decorations, May 17, the 60th anniversary of the organization, in a solemn ceremony led by Party First Secretary and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.
The Honorary Title of Hero of Labor of the Republic of Cuba was awarded to Osvaldo Felipe Armas Yero, associate of the ANAP grassroots organization at the Gabriel Valiente Credit and Services Cooperative (CCS), in Jiguaní, Granma.
A founding member of the association, Armas was unable to attend the ceremony for health reasons, and the tribute was accepted on his behalf by his son Rosendo Armas Castillo.
The President also granted the May 17 Order to five compañeros with more than 30 years of productive work in grassroots organizations and the national leadership of ANAP.
During the ceremony, the Romárico Cordero medal was awarded to 41 cadres and associates of the organization with 20 years or more of uninterrupted work in the organization.
As part of the anniversary commemoration, the ANAP National Bureau recognized 150 cadres and associates with the Antero Regalado Distinction, and agreed to institute the one-time 60th Anniversary Commemorative Seal to 14,600 members who have dedicated a good part of their lives to the organization’s work.
National Bureau member Yamila Sarduy Martínez presented the central remarks, and highlighted the coincidence of several historic events this May 17: the 75th anniversary of the murder of campesino leader Niceto Pérez García, the signing in 1959 of the Agrarian Reform by Comandante en jefe Fidel Castro, and establishment of the ANAP’s constitution in 1961, during its first congress.
The ceremony was also attended by Party Political Bureau members, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, and Roberto Morales Ojeda, Secretary of Party Organization and Cadre Policy; as well as ANAP President Rafael Santiesteban Pozo, and other leaders of the Party, government and social organizations.