Youth Day celebrated in Kumrovec
ZAGREB, May 22, 2021 – Delegations from Krapina-Zagorje County, the city of Kumrovec, associations honoring Josip Broz Tito and the Alliance of Antifascist and Antifascist Fighters (SABA) marked Youth Day on Saturday by laying wreaths and lighting candles on a monument to Josip Broz Tito in his hometown of Kumrovec.
SABA chief Franjo Habulin said that this year, due to the coronavirus outbreak, people gathered in Kumrovec spontaneously to remember Youth Day as it had been and to agree to how it should be celebrated in the future.
“Youth Day is inextricably linked to Josip Broz Tito because it is marked on the day when Tito’s birthday was officially celebrated and because Tito had a special relationship with young people, who had also borne the brunt. of the national liberation struggle during World War II. as the burden of post-war reconstruction of the country, ”Habulin said.
He added that the attitude towards young people today is not what it should be, which is why they are looking for a future outside of Croatia, stressing that current and future governments have the responsibility to create the conditions for young people to stay in the country.
Jovan Vejnović, president of the Alliance of Associations Honoring the Yugoslav Communist Revolutionary and Statesman, said it was often forgotten that in Tito’s time then Yugoslavia had grown from a backward country with a large share of illiterate people to “a serious European state.”
“Before World War II 80% of the Yugoslav population was illiterate and over a period of 25 years they were all literate, we educated a cultural and technical intelligentsia that was on a par with intellectuals from the rest. from Europe. Tito’s status as a leader of the Non-Aligned Movement is important for this region, he made the country he represented also important, ”said Vejnović.
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