After Korea was liberated on August 15, 1945, Kim Jong Suk, the anti-Japanese war heroine, conducted energetic activities to safeguard, strengthen and develop the people’s government in line with General Kim Il Sung’s policy of building a new country.

One day she was informed that a public lecture on the establishment of the Provisional People’s Committee of North Korea (PPCNK), held in the hall of the then Pyongyang Girls’ Middle School No. 4, miscarried by the reactionaries’ manoeuvres. She had the meeting organized again there and herself took the floor to implant deep in the minds of the masses the intention of the General who established the genuine people’s government.

In her lecture she explained impressively that the PPCNK was the genuine people’s power organ which took roots deep among the masses of the people and that the reactionaries’ frenzied acts could never quench the people’s desire for justice and stop the advancing wheel of the history. She also called upon the audience to defend the people’s government by rallying firmly around the General and rise as one for the building of new Korea.

First democratic elections

Kim Jong Suk, the anti-Japanese war heroine, takes part in the elections [March Juche 38 (1949)].

Kim Jong Suk, the anti-Japanese war heroine, takes part in the elections March 1949

When the first democratic elections were held in November 1946, she took detailed measures to make all women take part in them. On the historic day of the elections, she, together with officials of the women’s union, voted at Sub-constituency No. 52 of Jungsong Constituency in the Central District, Pyongyang. After casting her ballot, she said that many women nominated as candidates for the people’s committees at all levels were elected and it showed fully that the Korean women became masters of their socio-political life free from all sorts of personal and social fetters and discrimination. And she called on them to work harder in the effort of building a new country and thus repay the General’s benevolence.

Projecting national symbols

Kim Jong Suk gave energetic help to the work of drafting the constitution of the DPRK and formulating the national emblem and flag. She met an official in the relevant sector several times and gave detailed instructions. Noting the General’s instructions that red colour should take a large proportion in the national flag to symbolize blood the patriotic fighters shed in their struggle for the freedom and independence of the country and the revolutionary forces rallied around the Workers’ Party of Korea, she stressed again not to neglect the task of designing a star in them to symbolize the brilliant revolutionary traditions created by the General and the future of the country. When the General said the emblem should reflect electrification, Kim Jong Suk told him that a power plant drawn in it could portray the electrification. Her opinion satisfied him.

99th Anniversary of Kim Jong Suk birthday.

Though the century has changed, the achievements of Kim Jong Suk who made painstaking efforts to carry out the General’s line of building the people’s government are shining brilliantly. December 24 this year is her 99th birth anniversary