The first "Young People's Day" was held in the People's Republic of Mozambique on Thursday (26 June), to celebrate the country's newly acquired independence.
LV ZOOM OUT FROM Torch of unity TO GV stadium
CU ZOOM OUT FROM Machel TO LV stands
CU PAN Bandmaster and band
GV Youths running in arena
CU Youths dancing to hand drums (3 shots)
LV Soldiers in crowd PULL BACK TO GV
LV Youths perform exercises watched by crowd (3 shots)
LV ZOOM IN Crowd TO torch of unity
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Background: The first "Young People's Day" was held in the People's Republic of Mozambique on Thursday (26 June), to celebrate the country's newly acquired independence.
Festivities climaxed with a massive youth rally in the Machave Stadium in Cam Phumo (formerly Lourenco Marques).
Presidents Samora Machel watched displays of gymnastics, national dancing and a grand parade by a bearer carrying the "Torch of Unity".
The youth rally also marked the last of the independence celebrations. President Machel ordered the people of Mozambique back to work on Friday (27 June).
He said "work, work and more work" is the keynote of the Frelimo policy.
Frelimo ... the nationalist movement that wrested independence from the Portuguese .. is now the only political party in Mozambique.