This past March 24, the award ceremony for the sixth edition of the "Memories of My Neighborhood" contest was held, in commemoration of the 203rd anniversary of the appointment of the Leal Villa de Managua, an activity that took place in the Espacio Abierto theater, in a of art and culture.
"Memories of my Neighborhood" is a project promoted for 9 years by the Commune, through the Municipal Historical Heritage Directorate, with the aim of rescuing, preserving and disseminating the collective memory of Managua's neighborhoods.
The Mayor of Managua Reyna Rueda Alvarado, who chaired the activity, expressed the importance of this contest, "this work is fascinating, the stories that define us Nicaraguans, since we have a very rich historical and cultural heritage, we should feel proud of it." to have it, to strengthen and make known the stories of our community.”
Rueda announced that this competition was made up of 22 participants who presented their bibliographic works and from which 7 winners were chosen with cash prizes.
Among the winning works was the history of the Virgen de Candelaria market and the El Pilar, El Recreo and Jorge Navarro neighborhoods, which will be printed and published on different educational digital platforms.
The participant Mildred Urbina is one of the 7 winners and commented that her work is from the foundation of the Candelaria market, "it arises from the inauguration of the railway, they were residents who came from the municipalities of Diriomo and all the surrounding towns, they came to supply to the population of Managua with fruits and vegetables”, he stated.