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UAG commemorates independence of Mexico
“Defending our family, transcendental values and our principles, is the patriotic task that pertains to the young people of our time”, said the Rector of Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG), Lic. Antonio Leaño Reyes, in the message he addressed to the UAG community during the commemoration of the 208th anniversary for Independence of Mexico.
Lic. Leaño Reyes made a brief narration of the main episodes through which our nation has traversed from the battle cry “Grito de Dolores”, the Congress of Anahuac, the consummation of the independence, the transformations and thus, until arriving at the modern Mexico. He referred to the historical figures who fought for freedom and also referred to the struggle for university autonomy and academic freedom that paid off in 1935 with the founding of the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara.
For his part, the President of the Federation of Students of Jalisco, Juan José Tinoco, called to reflect on what we have done well and what not, in the search for happiness to which Agustín de Iturbide summoned when he proclaimed the birth of the Mexican nation.
Then the student, Néstor Rubén Hernández Sierra, recited the poem Mexico, Patria mía by Raúl Felipe.
The civic ceremony took place at The Plaza de Banderas located on the grounds of Campus Universidatrio (CU). In the presidium, in addition to the Rector and the President of the FEJ, were the Academic Vice-Rector, Dr. Fernando Mata Carrasco; the Administrative Vice-Rector, Mr. Juan Carlos Leaño del Castillo; the Academic Vice-Rector Emeritus, Dr. Néstor Velasco Pérez and other university authorities.
The color guard and marching band of the Fourteenth Infantry Battalion of the 5th Military Region participated in the honors and hoisting of the national flag.
At the end of the ceremony, a festival was held in the gardens surrounding the Plaza de Banderas.