A week of country-wide festivities to mark the founding of the Tanganyika African National Union ends there tomorrow (July 8).
GVs Scout cubs play in centre of arena
LV PAN start of Men's 800 metre race
LV Race in progress
LV PAN finish of race
CU PAN athletes with official
LV & SV Two competitors attempt and fail the high jump
LV PAN winner of high jump successfully clears, and is congratulated
GV & CU balloon blowing up contest
TV Children watch deep sea diver demonstration in tank
SV Young scouts cross "rope bridge" (3 shots)
LV Chief Commissioner for Scouts successfully crosses rope bridge (2 shots)
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Background: A week of country-wide festivities to mark the founding of the Tanganyika African National Union ends there tomorrow (July 8). Events to celebrate the ruling party's 17th anniversary included the first graduation ceremony of the now-independent University of Dar Es Salaam; a mass rally; athletics meetings; boy scout displays; and a fairground carnival. This film shows one of the athletics meetings, and contests and exhibitions at the carnival.
SYNOPSIS: Tanzanians have been holding a week of celebrations to mark the 17th anniversary of the Tanganyika African National Union, the country's ruling party. Events have included a university graduation ceremony, a mass rally, and sports meetings. This one, between the Tanzania People's Defence Force and the Tanzania Military Academy, attracted large crowd.
Other attractions included fairground carnivals with special contests and exhibitions....and, apparently, a great time was had by all.
Meanwhile, as the people enjoyed themselves, President Julius Nyerere handed out the degrees to the first graduates of the now-independent University of Dar Es Salaam. He reminded them that they now had a special duty to join the masses, the peasants and the workers.
The celebrations, which began on July the First, ended on Thursday.