The legacy of Fidel Castro continues in India

New Delhi, 15th April 2017. Several social, and educational organizations and trade union in India highlighted the work and legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, while condemning the blockade of the United States against the island in the framework of a visit to India by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People’s (ICAP) led by the prominent journalist and writer Marta Rojas, and the presence of Yexenia Calzado, an ICAP official.

During the visit, the All India Peace and Solidarity Organization (AIPSO) held an event on "The Legacy of Fidel" in the eastern city of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state, to patronize its support for the Caribbean nation.

Speaking at the event, Rojas highlighted how Fidel Castro, after the revolutionary triumph, on January 1, 1959, began to apply the program expressed in his self defense after the assault on the Moncada Barracks. In that sense, the communicator referred to the Agrarian Reform and the creation of free health and education system. In the framework of this activity it was donated a recent book on Fidel that will be delivered by the author to the National Library of Cuba.

For his part, Surajan Das, Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University, reiterated his interest in developing links with centers of high Cuban studies.

A similar activity took place in the city of Visakhapatnam, in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, where another book on Fidel Castro in Telugu language was presented to hundreds of participants. The new book was compiled by the intellectual Narasinga Rao, who is also the president of the trade union CITU, in the state of Andra Pradesh. In the same one approaches diverse ideas of a group of progressive authors of India, on Fidel, and later will be made editions in English.

During this activity there was also an exhibition of photos about significant moments in the life of the revolutionary leader.

The representation of the Caribbean country arrived in India from the Philippines, where the VIII Asia-Pacific Continental Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba was held on April 8 and 9. (Prensa Latina / Embacuba India)

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