A national meeting and a public procession of Pyongyang citizens took place with splendour at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on April 15, the 110th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, attended the events.
When the respected General Secretary appeared in the tribune of honour of the square amid the playing of the welcome music, all the participants raised stormy cheers of “Hurrah!” for him along with fireworks let off and balloons released.
He extended warm greeting to all the people celebrating the significant Day of the Sun with high political enthusiasm and proud labour successes, warmly waving back to the loudly cheering crowds.
The tribune of honor were taken by Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, first vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly, Jo Yong Won, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary for Organizational Affairs of the WPK Central Committee, and Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and premier of the Cabinet.
Among those at the tribune were senior officials of the Party and the government, directors and first vice-directors of departments of the WPK Central Committee, leading officials of the Cabinet, working people’s organizations, ministries and national agencies, and officials and persons of merit who distinguished themselves in implementing the Party policies.
Ri Yong Gil, Kwon Yong Jin, Rim Kwang Il and other leading officials of the armed forces organs appeared at the tribune.
Present at the meeting were officials of the WPK Central Committee, officials of ministries and national agencies, service personnel of the Korean People’s Army and the Public Security Forces, teaching staff and students of revolutionary schools, officials of institutions and industrial establishments and working people in Pyongyang.
Ri Il Hwan, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the WPK Central Committee, made a report “The great Comrade Kim Il Sung’s undying revolutionary history will be immortal along with the victorious advance of the cause of Juche.”
The reporter recalled the noble revolutionary career of the President run through with the idea of believing in the people as in Heaven, saying that he dedicated himself to protecting the dignity and rights of the people and providing them with happiness, sharing his destiny with the people all his life. And the reporter noted that all the Korean people keep deeper in their hearts, despite the replacement of one generation by another, the truth that eternal victory and prosperity are in store for their country and the dignity, glory and happiness of the people are ensured, thanks to April 15, 1912, the birthday of the President.
He stressed it is a brilliant review of 110 years of Kim Il Sung’s Korea that our country will demonstrate its might as the world’s most powerful one perfectly embodying the ideal of its people in whatever storm and hardships when we add eternal brilliance to the greatest exploits performed by the President generation after generation and vigorously and invariably advance along the path of Juche paved by the President.
As there are encyclopedic revolutionary legacies representing the sacred careers of the President and Chairman Kim Jong Il and the tested guidance of the WPK Central Committee led by the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, our state and people will always emerge victorious, he noted, appealing to the participants to make a dynamic advance to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered by the President and bring earlier the day when the ideal of the WPK, which regards it as the supreme principle of its activities to promote the wellbeing of the people, will be materialized perfectly.
After the national meeting the procession began.
A column of citizens holding a large flag of the Republic symbolic of their dignified state entered the square.
They were full of pride and confidence of having adorned every decade of the revolution with victories and glory, adding luster to their national flag century after century.
When a column of demonstrators escorting the cars carrying the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il entered the square, fireworks were let off and numberless balloons were released.
Columns of workers, peasant dancers and others marched past the square, holding aloft the boards bearing such slogans as “Our socialist country built by the President!”, “Legendary Chollima brought by the President!” and “Endless journey for people!”
The respected General Secretary acknowledged the cheers of the dependable people who remain faithful to their Party and state with single-minded loyalty and revolutionary spirit.
Such catchphrases symbolic of the great history as “Independence in politics, self-supporting in the economy and self-reliance in defence,” “Chollima Korea” and “Path of Juche” were displayed on the square to represent the unshakable faith that only victory and glory are in store for the Korean people who are making a dauntless advance with firm confidence in justice and victory of their cause.
Columns of youth and students, service persons’ families and persons of merit and children’s union members showcased their strong aspiration to fulfill their duty and mission as the descendants of the President and soldiers and disciples of the Chairman by holding the President and the Chairman in high esteem as their eternal leaders and successfully accomplishing the cause of Juche under the uplifted banner of continuous revolution.
A column of demonstrators holding a large red flag bearing such catchphrases as “Powerful socialist country,” “Single-hearted unity” and “Self-reliance” marched past the square to decorate the end of the procession, demonstrating the powerful spirit of the Korean people who are bringing earlier a new victory of revolution under the uplifted banner of our state-first principle, led by the respected General Secretary.
The respected General Secretary warmly waved back to cheering crowds.
The national meeting and the public procession of Pyongyang citizens fully demonstrated the revolutionary spirit and will of the Korean people to achieve the overall prosperity and development of Korean-style socialism by single-mindedly and devotedly upholding the leadership of the respected General Secretary.