Three pint-size scholars stole the show, outshining Mayor Moisés Anaya at the ceremony commemorating Mexico’s Constitution Day, held Wednesday, February 5 in front of Chapala City Hall.
Alexa Fernanda Amezquita Delgado, Lázaro Santiago Cárdenas Hernández and Edwin Alexander Pérez Delgado, young students at the Ramón Corona Primary School, took turns with perfect readings of an abbreviated history of the nation’s principal constitutional documents, dated 1824, 1857 and 1917.
Anaya followed with a short speech, emphasizing the importance of national unity and the responsibility for government officials to follow the constitutional mandate to overcome obstacles and face the social and political challenges that lay ahead.
The 9 a.m. ceremony opened with the raising of a monumental flag by the police department color guard and group singing of the Mexican national anthem. The Plazoleta de la Hermandad was lined by students, teachers, administrators and parents representing various local schools, along with members of the City Council and other municipal officials.
At the conclusion of the event Anaya led the symbolic presentation of assorted office, classroom and cleaning supplies provided by the state government for distribution among 17 public learning institutions.