Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Birthday note to Mandela

Dear Comrades and Friends

Warm greetings from the Headquarters of WFDY in Budapest, Hungary!!!

On behalf of member and friendly organizations from around the globe, the World Federation of Democratic Youth joins the Mandela family, South Africa, Africa and the World in celebrating the 92nd birthday of Cde Nelson Mandela on Sunday 18 July 2010.

We also do believe that Cde Mandela has played a critical role in unifying the people for peace, democracy, freedom and further deepening the spirit of patriotism. The spirit shown by such icons have greatly taught the youth of the world that a revolution is neither invitation to dinner, nor a stroll in the park, in fact such leaders
passed through very difficult and nefarious times.

The 92nd birthday for the great icon of the world comes barely five months before the world once again gathers in South Africa for the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students in December. The Festival will once again give a score to South Africa to dismiss the racist fears of the apartheid era and it will definitely leave a
legacy that if ever united we can defeat imperialism.

The World Federation of Democratic Youth therefore encourages the youth and students of the world to join the appeal of the Nelson Mandela foundation which is asking people to give 67 minutes of their time to volunteer – one minute for every year that he spent in the struggle for equality and fighting the apartheid regime.

We therefore wish Cde Nelson Mandela a happy birthday and many more years.

Budapest, Hungary
18 July 2010

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