Occasion of Turn to Bring about New Advance in Strengthening Whole Party and Building Socialism 6th Conference of Cell Secretaries of the WPK Opens WPK General Secretary Kim Jong Un Guides Conference
The 6th Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers’ Party of Korea opened in the capital city of Pyongyang on April 6 amid the great interest and expectation of all Party members and other people who have turned out in the effort to implement to the letter a new strategic line of socialist construction and the policy for its struggle advanced at the 8th Congress of the WPK and the 2nd Plenary Meeting of the 8th Party Central Committee.
The conference, which was convened at a crucial time in strengthening our Party and developing the revolution, will be a significant occasion for strengthening the Party’s leadership and the single-minded unity of the revolutionary ranks in every way and bringing about an epochal advance in the implementation of the decisions of the Party Congress and in socialist construction by establishing more thoroughly the unified leadership system of the respected General Secretary Kim Jong Un of the WPK in the whole Party and firmly preparing Party cells to be vanguard ranks that defy death to implement the Party policy with a strong militant and fighting efficiency.
The great victory and considerable achievements, which are being made in socialist construction in the ideals of “The people are God”, single-minded unity and self-reliance in the face of all sorts of challenges and difficulties of history, are the proud results born of the WPK’s idea of giving importance to the Party cells and its line of strengthening them that is geared to providing a shortcut to strengthening the whole Party by constantly increasing the function and role of the Party cells, basic units linking the Party and the masses into a blood bond and militant units in direct charge of implementing the Party’s line and policy.
The 6th Conference of Cell Secretaries of the WPK will comprehensively analyze and review the work done by the secretaries of Party cells in implementing the tasks set forth at the 5th Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the WPK and discuss the tasks and practical ways for decisively improving and strengthening the work of Party cells at present.
The conference was attended by Party cell secretaries working in various fields, mainly the exemplary ones working on the shop floor, and officials of the Party committees in Pyongyang and provinces.
All the participants were full of ardent reverence for and trust in the General Secretary who, with primary significance attached to strengthening the basic Party organizations in building the revolutionary Party of Juche and accomplishing the cause of socialist construction, was leading the Party cells to constitute solid cornerstones supporting our Party.
Amid the playing of welcome music, General Secretary Kim Jong Un of the WPK appeared at the platform to guide the conference.
The moment, the venue of the conference was ringing with stormy cheers of all the participants for the General Secretary who is confidently leading our style of the socialist cause only to victory and glory while demonstrating to the world the dignity and prestige of the great Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party by dint of his outstanding idea and energetic leadership.
The platform was taken by Jo Yong Won, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and secretary for organizational affairs of the Party Central Committee, Jong Sang Hak and Ri Il Hwan, secretaries of the Party Central Committee, Kwon Yong Jin, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army, Kim Jae Ryong, O Il Jong and Ho Chol Man, department directors of the Party Central Committee, and senior officials of the central and local Party committees.
Kim Jong Un delivered an opening address of the 6th Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
Stressing that it is the unique and original party-building principle and proud tradition of the Party to strengthen the entire Party by consolidating lower-echelon organizations, he clarified the duties of secretaries of Party cells, the importance of consolidating Party cells, the intention of the Party Central Committee of giving no less weight to the conference of secretaries of Party cells than the Party Congress and the purpose of holding the conference.
Expressing conviction that the current conference will be a significant occasion for further consolidating the foundations of the Party, making the revolutionary ranks invincible and bringing about an epochal advance in the implementation of the decisions of the Party Congress and socialist construction, he declared the conference open.
Jo Yong Won made a report “Let us unconditionally and devotedly carry out the five-year plan set forth at the Eighth Party Congress by further boosting the militant and fighting efficiency of Party cells.”
He said that the current conference is being held at a stirring time when the all-people general march for opening up an era of new advance in socialist construction is powerfully expedited under the wise leadership of the General Secretary.
The General Secretary has ushered in a brilliant golden age in strengthening the entire Party by comprehensively developing the ideas and theories of building the great Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist party and seeing to it that they are applied to the work of Party cells to the letter, he said.
Under the direct initiative and guidance of the General Secretary, the Fourth Conference of Cell Secretaries of the WPK and the Fifth Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the WPK took place in the new century of the Juche era, he said, adding that the new century has been recorded as the times of glory and struggle when the great vitality of the Party’s idea of prioritizing Party cells and line of strengthening them are fully displayed.
He noted that the General Secretary set forth the militant slogan “Let Us Strengthen Party Cells into Loyal Cells, into Vanguard Ranks for the Implementation of the Party’s Policies!” and indicated detailed orientation and ways for strengthening Party cells at the 5th Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the WPK.
The Party cells serve as the primary units for creating bonds between the Party and the masses and as the militant units and the first-line trench for directly carrying out the lines and policies of the Party by organizing and mobilizing the Party members and other working people, he said, adding that this classical formulation constitutes the undying guidelines of scientifically clarifying the importance of the position and role of the Party cells.
The 8th Congress of the WPK and the first workshop for the chief secretaries of the city and county Party committees clearly set forth ideologies and theories including the issue of establishing a revolutionary climate of correctly adopting and unconditionally carrying out the Party decisions, the issue of intensifying criticism, ideological struggle and study within the Party and the issue of turning the work for strengthening Party cells in the one of Party committees, he noted, adding that this has made sure that the Party gets stronger in its revolutionary nature and appearance as a working, struggling and advancing party, and helped enhance its fighting efficiency in every way.
The energetic ideo-theoretical activities of the respected General Secretary will shine forever along with the development of the Party cells, he noted.
The respected General Secretary has always paid close attention to strengthening the basic Party organizations and wisely led the work for boosting the militant function and role of Party cells, he pointed out.
He said that thanks tothe wise guidance of the General Secretary the cell secretaries of the whole Party assured themselves of whom they are, what they should do and where they should stand and how they should struggle when the Party and the state are at the times of hardships.
He noted that the proud life and high honour of the Party cell secretaries are unthinkable apart from the benevolence shown by the General Secretary as he has placed the deepest trust in them, encouraged them and led them step by step.
His great love and trust have helped many cell secretaries grow into vanguard fighters and paragons of the times who carry out the Party policies, the reporter noted.
The Party cells have so far been consolidated as firm integral organizations that achieved the unity of ideology and will, basic foundations of the Party which have taken deep roots among the masses, and permanent cornerstone for ensuring the implementation of the Party line and policy, he said, and went on that this is the great fruition of outstanding idea and leadership of the General Secretary.
The reporter, reflecting the unanimous feelings of all the participants and other people across the country, paid the highest tribute to President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il who developed the WPK into an invincible and powerful one with hundreds of thousands of militant Party cells, and extended the highest glory and warmest thanks to the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, the benevolent teacher and father of the cell secretaries ushering in the greatest heyday of the Party cell development with his extraordinary ideological, theoretical wisdom and energetic leadership.
The report referred to the successes and experience in the work of the Party cells in the course of the struggle for thoroughly implementing the important tasks set forth at the 5th Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the WPK for developing the Party cells into the ones of loyalists and vanguard ranks for implementing the Party policies.
He cited facts of how the Party cell secretaries made a great advance in developing the Party cells into the ranks who take the lead in devotedly defending Kim Jong Un and groups of steadfast loyalists by putting to good effect the ideological education of various forms and methods for training the Party members to be genuine Kimilsungists-Kimjongilists.
He stressed that the Party cells brilliantly implemented the Party policy and fulfilled the main revolutionary tasks entrusted to their units by orienting organizing of and guidance over the Party life of the Party members to performing their revolutionary tasks.
He said that the Party cells effected a collective innovation in implementing the Party policy through the dynamic political work for arousing the mental strength of the masses, and went deep among the people in life whenever they faced hard times before inspiring them with confidence and courage and leading them in order to let them cast in their lot with the Party Central Committee.
He referred to the successes achieved by the Party cell secretaries in making a breach in the van of difficult and challenging work by setting personal examples for the masses to follow.
He added that the experience of the Party cell secretaries achieving good successes in their work clearly prove that they can overcome difficulties encountered and produce good results in implementing Party policy when they train all the Party cell members as genuine loyalists who share intention and breath and keep pace with the General Secretary and develop the Party cells into an ideologically pure body and a patriotic collective united in thinking and purpose, morality and a sense of obligation.
The report reviewed the mistakes in not pushing forward with the work of increasing the militant might of the Party cells in line with the Party’s intention in the past.
The report made an impartial criticism of Party cells that failed to firmly adhere to the work of establishing the unified leadership system of the General Secretary as the key point of their work, organize and guide the Party life of the Party members under a meticulous plan that requires a main emphasis put on hardening their Party spirit, definitely turn the Party cell work to the one with the people and fulfill their duty as direct militant units of implementing the Party policies. It also exposed the mistakes of the Party cell secretaries who failed to acquire the personality and qualities as befits political officials of primary organizations enough to correctly conduct the work of embodying good methods of working with the masses and also mistake of those who, without Party principle and revolutionary principle, stopped short of intensively struggling against anti-socialist and non-socialist practices.
It pointed out that the mistakes by which the Party cell work did not meet the Party’s intention and the demands of the developing revolution are owing to the Party committees at all levels not providing substantial guidance over the Party cells, and low political awareness and business ability of the Party cell secretaries, contending very serious is the consequence.
It stressed that all the Party cell secretaries should seriously look back on their past work with conscience as a Party member and become able primary political officials working heart and soul to strengthen Party cells, cherishing the deep trust given by the General Secretary as boundless honour and the whole of their life.
Saying that the absolute worship of all the Party members and other people and service personnel for the General Secretary grows stronger as the time goes by and they are making uninterrupted leaps forward towards the high peak of socialism at present, the reporter added this urgently calls on everyone to firmly arm themselves with the General Secretary’s revolutionary idea and outlook on the revolution before setting forth tasks for strengthening the Party cells.
He underscored the need for Party cell secretaries to bear in mind the importance of the historic duties they assume before the times and the revolution, throw themselves into the sacred work for ensuring that the entire Party and the whole society breathe and move in line with the revolutionary idea of Kim Jong Un, and establish the strong revolutionary discipline and order by which everyone moves as one under his unified leadership.
He called for putting the focus of the work of Party cells on implementing the decisions of the Eighth Party Congress, and devotedly carrying out the first-year tasks under the new five-year plan for the present.
He underlined the need to energetically conduct political work for encouraging Party members and other working people to carry out the Party’s decisions and in particular to raise more fierce flames of collective innovations under the uplifted communist slogan “One for all and all for one!”
He called on Party cell secretaries to effectively organize organizational and ideological life of Party members in order to train them as genuine loyalists and true revolutionaries who firmly trust and follow the General Secretary only, and wage a vigorous struggle to turn Party cells into loyal cells together with the substantial work of ensuring that the loyal cells glorify their honour.
He stressed that they should work heart and soul for the good of the people by following the noble example of the General Secretary whose motto is the people are God and who pays devoted service for their well-being and that they should strive to rally the people closely behind the General Secretary.
He continued that the Party cells should be the first movers in actively sweeping away anti-socialist and non-socialist practices and launch an intensive drive for establishing moral discipline.
The report mentioned the issue for Party cell secretaries to make their units patriotic collective advancing in unity and communist collective overflowing with beautiful and noble moral traits through intensified education in collectivism and morality, the issue for the Party cell secretaries to acquire and polish high ideological and spiritual traits and quality as required by the revolutionary practices that have entered the new stage of development, the issue for Party organizations at all levels to support the work of the Party cells and other issues for bringing about a fundamental innovation in the work of Party cells.
Jo Yong Won said that strengthening the Party cells is just the strengthening of our Party and that the role of the Party cell is exactly the leadership ability and fighting efficiency of our Party, adding all Party cell secretaries should not forget even a moment their important mission of being in charge of the basic organizations of the dignified WPK and they should be the front-line combatants and vanguard fighters who are devotedly implementing the new five-year plan set forth at the Eighth Party Congress by upholding with loyalty the revolutionary idea and leadership of the General Secretary.
The report was followed by speeches by Pak Myong Gun, cell secretary of repair workteam of cement shop under the Sangwon Cement Complex, Ji Tong Gyu, cell secretary of Pak Thae Son Hero Workteam of the Yonggwang Pit of the Kumgol Mine, Pak Kwang Hyok, cell secretary of thermal insulation workteam No. 1 of thermal insulation shop under the Pyongyang Thermal Power Plant, Pak Kon Il, cell secretary of the repair workteam No. 2 of the steel shop No. 2 under the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex, Ju Yong Bom, cell secretary of the electrolysis repair workteam of the water electrolysis shop under the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex, Pak Hyon Chol, secretary of branch party committee and first cell secretary of the crop-raising team No. 10 of Kangson Co-op Farm in Chollima District, Kim Chun Song, first cell secretary of road supervision team of road repair and management corps under the Kaechon City Land and Environmental Conservation Department, Kim Song Nam, cell secretary of Kim Jin Youth Shock Brigade under the Songnam Youth Coal Mine, Pak Yong Chol, cell secretary of fishing vessel “Tanphung 18-03” under the January 8 Fishery Station, Ri Ho Jun, first cell secretary of the North Hamgyong Provincial Public Prosecutors Office, Pak Song Chol, cell secretary of the workteam No. 13 under the Kosan Combined Fruit Farm, Song Jin Gyok, cell secretary of the candy workteam of the Kaesong City Children’s Foodstuff Factory and Kim Jong Sik, cell secretary of the assembly shop under the Songchongang Electric Appliances Factory.
Analyzed and reviewed in depth through the speeches were successes and experience gained in the struggle in the past for preparing all the Party members in the cells to be genuine Kimilsungists-Kimjongilists and strengthening the Party cells into integral organizations firmly united and consolidated in one thought and one purpose and powerful combat units thoroughly implementing the line and policies of the Party in the van.
The participants were deeply moved by the experience of the Party cell of the repair workteam of the cement shop under the Sangwon Cement Complex and the Party cell of Pak Thae Son Hero Workteam of the Yonggwang Pit of the Kumgol Mine that achieved shining successes in fulfilling the national economic plan by actively educating Party members and other working people in leadership exploits of the Party and making the noble traits of sincerely helping each other pervade the collective.
Mentioned in the speeches were experiences gained by different Party cells including the one of the thermal insulation workteam No. 1 of the thermal insulation shop under the Pyongyang Thermal Power Plant, the one of the repair workteam No. 2 of the steel shop No. 2 under the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex and the one of the electrolytic repair workteam of the water electrolysis shop under the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex. They made sure that the collective innovation and popular heroism were fully displayed in implementing the Party’s policies and carrying out the revolutionary tasks by orienting the work of Party cells to preparing Party members and other working people to be intelligent workers true to the Party’s idea of attaching importance to science and technology.
Also introduced were the experience gained in ideological work by the Party cell of the Kim Jin Youth Shock Brigade of the Songnam Youth Coal Mine and the Party cell of fishing vessel “Tanphung 18-03” under the January 8 Fishery Station. The Party cell of the Kim Jin Youth Shock Brigade of the Songnam Youth Coal Mine fulfilled their yearly tunnelling plan more than 200 percent for five years and were honoured with the title of loyal Party cell for leading the young people with the loving care to train them into pillars who will shoulder the future of the coal mine, and the Party cell of fishing vessel “Tanphung 18-03” under the January 8 Fishery Station ensured big fish hauls in the van of creating the history of “gold seas” with the Party’s trust and expectation as the motive power and the driving force.
Listening to the speeches, the participants were convinced that the fighting efficiency of the Party cell depends on their ability and role as the secretaries of the Party cells and that there is no problem insoluble when they believe in the Party members and other working people and rely on their strength as intended by the Party Central Committee.
The speeches criticized and summed up defects in which some Party cells failed to organize and lead the Party life of Party members in a meticulous way.
Speakers were determined to bring about a revolutionary turn in the work of Party cells as required by the developing situation and make a positive contribution to implementing the new five-year plan advanced at the 8th Party Congress by living up to their mission and duty as primary political workers of the glorious Workers’ Party of Korea.
The conference continues.