• Short Summary

    SOME 1,400 YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SENEGAL'S SEVEN REGIONS, FROM GAMBIA, AND FROM THE ORGANISATION OF SENEGAL RIVER STATES (OERS) TOOK PART IN A BIG PARADE IN DAKAR LAST SATURDAY TO MAKE THE OPENING OF NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK.

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    SOME 1,400 YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SENEGAL'S SEVEN REGIONS, FROM GAMBIA, AND FROM THE ORGANISATION OF SENEGAL RIVER STATES (OERS) TOOK PART IN A BIG PARADE IN DAKAR LAST SATURDAY TO MAKE THE OPENING OF NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK.

    THE PRIME MINISTER OF SENEGAL, MR. ABDOU DIOUF,-ACCOMPANIED BY MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT-PERFORMED THE OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY AT THE DEMBA DIOP STADIUM.

    THIS YEARS' NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK-THE FOURTH TO BE HELD IN DAKAR-HAD A SPECTACULAR OPENING AT WHICH DANCERS AND MUSICIANS MADE THEIR REGIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS. MR. LAMINE DIACK, SENEGAL'S MINISTER FOR YOUTH, GAVE A WELCOMING ADDRESS IN WHICH HE CALLED ON THE YOUNG PEOPLE PRESENT TO PROVE THEMSELVES WORTHY OF TAKING THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE MODERN WORLD. MR. DIOF CALLED ON THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE "COMPETITIVE WITHOUT FORGETTING TO BE BROTHERLY". HE ALSO GAVE THE PARTICIPANTS THE GREETINGS OF PRESIDENT SENGHOR OF SENEGAL, WHO WILL PRESIDE AT THE CLOSING GALA ON 3 APRIL.

    IN THE MEANTIME, THERE IS TO BE A FULL PROGRAMME OF SPORTING EVENTS, LECTURES AND DEBATES, AND OF PERFORMANCE BY FOLKLORE GROUPS AND REGIONAL ORCHESTRAS.

    THE WEEK WILL END ON 4 APRIL WITH A PARADE AND OTHER CEREMONIES TO MARK THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF SENEGAL'S INDEPENDENCE. (THE MEMBERS OF OERS ARE SENEGAL, MALI, MAURITANIA AND GUINEA).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA99K6IZUSQ37QEZBT994HE5GCI
    Media URN:
    VLVA99K6IZUSQ37QEZBT994HE5GCI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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