• Short Summary

    THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARUSHA DECLARATION IN TANZANIA WAS CELEBRATED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WITH A MASSIVE YOUTH RALLY IN DAR ES SALAAM'S NATIONAL STADIUM IN THE PRESENCE OF PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE.

  • Description

    THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARUSHA DECLARATION IN TANZANIA WAS CELEBRATED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WITH A MASSIVE YOUTH RALLY IN DAR ES SALAAM'S NATIONAL STADIUM IN THE PRESENCE OF PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE. THE ARUSHA DECLARATION, FORMULATED IN 1967, STATES THAT THE POLICY OF THE RULING PARTY, THE TANGANYIKA AFRICA NATIONAL UNION (TANU), IS TO BUILD A SOCIALIST STATE.

    THE RALLY ALSO MARKED THE END OF THE WEEK-LONG NATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL.

    THE RALLY, BEFORE A CROWD OF ABOUT 30,000 PEOPLE, BEGAN WITH A MARCH OF GREEN GUARDS. THEY WERE LED BY MR. NGONJA, THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL EDUCATION. MR. NGONJA CARRIED THE UHURU TORCH, WHICH HE PRESENTED TO PRESIDENT NYERERE.

    THE PARADE WAS FOLLOWED BY GROUPS OF YOUTHS WHO DRILLED AND PERFORMED IN TIME TO MUSIC. OTHER TROOPS MARCHED AND DEMONSTRATED BAYONET DRILL.

    AN ESTIMATED 7,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM ALL OVER TANZANIA PARTICIPATED, WITH THEIR TEACHERS, IN THE RALLY.

    ALTHOUGH IT WAS EXPECTED THAT PRESIDENT NYERERE WOULD MAKE A SPEECH MARKING THE OCCASION, HE MADE NO PUBLIC STATEMENT DURING THE RALLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9M30MHYUQ094VLDCD41P41WNV
    Media URN:
    VLVA9M30MHYUQ094VLDCD41P41WNV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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