The Korean people celebrated the 80th anniversary of the birth of Chairman Kim Jong Il as a greatest holiday of the nation.
All parts of the country were filled with an ardent yearning for Kim Jong Il, who, regarding “The people are my God” as his lifetime motto, made devoted efforts for the people and led the Juche-oriented socialist cause along the road of victory.
A national meeting and other political and cultural events were held in the city of Samjiyon, Pyongyang and other places in celebration of the Day of the Shining Star.
Photo, book, art, stamp, industrial design and other exhibitions were held, showing the immortal achievements made by Kim Jong Il and the proud course the country has followed to achieve prosperity and development; at the colourful artistic performances the working people of various social strata expressed their boundless reverence for Kim Jong Il and the enthusiasm and optimism with which they are working to bring earlier the bright future of socialism.
The soirees by students, youth and working people and the firework displays held in celebration of the national holiday added much to the festive mood.
The celebratory events that made the whole country brim over with praise and reverence for Kim Jong Il demonstrated the firm faith and iron will of the Korean people to add eternal lustre to his sacred revolutionary career and immortal exploits and translate his wishes into reality under the leadership of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un