On his Twitter account, the president congratulated the institution, founded on April 9, 1997, and highlighted the dedication of its members and associated centers to the study and dissemination of the Apostle’s thought.
“The meticulous work of preserving such an inexhaustible legacy is admirable. Marti continues to summon us every day,” the head of State tweeted about the Office, which has become the central axis of the country’s actions to keep Marti’s imprint alive.
On the occasion of the anniversary, the Marti Program Office was also congratulated by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Raul Castro, who acknowledged in a letter its work and received a distinction as a heir to the Apostle’s humanism, impetus and ethics in the defense of the country.
During the gala on the 25th anniversary of the center, the head of the Marti Program Office, Eduardo Torres Cuevas, recalled the pillars that support the institution since it began functioning under the direction of Armando Hart Davalos. Cuban authorities signed a series of postage stamps.
In his words, the historian highlighted the sustained work of the Marti National Program, the Centro for Studies on Marti and the Jose Marti Cultural Society (the latter brings together more than 16,000 people), as well as the Marti Youth Movement, the Marti Forge, Jose Marti’s Birthplace (currently a museum) and the Jose Marti Memorial, where the gala took place.