A national meeting took place at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on Friday to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
Attending it was Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army.
Present there were Kim Yong Nam, Hwang Pyong So, Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae and other senior party, state and army officials, delegates to the celebrations, officials of party and armed forces organs, ministries and national institutions, service personnel of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, officials of institutions and industrial establishments in the city, those related to revolutionary activities of the great leaders, those who had the honor of being received by the great leaders, bereaved families of revolutionary martyrs, working people, overseas compatriots’ congratulatory groups and delegations and other overseas compatriots and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.
Invited to it were foreign diplomatic envoys, representatives of international organizations and military attaches of foreign embassies here and foreign guests.
Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, made a report.
The reporter said that April 15, Juche 1 (1912) when President Kim Il Sung was born, was the day of the greatest fortune in the history of the Korean nation and a great revolutionary auspicious day when the Korean nation greeted a peerlessly great man.
Saying that the President is the peerlessly great man who steered the extremely arduous and trying Korean revolution, providing the treasures of eternal value for ever-lasting victory and prosperity of Juche Korea, the reporter referred to the revolutionary career and exploits of the President.
The reporter went on:
Born into the Mangyongdae family, revolutionary and patriotic down through generations, the President embarked upon the road of the revolution in his teens with the great intention to save the destiny of the country and the nation.
He clarified the principle of Juche that a revolution should be carried out by the strength of the people to suit the actual conditions of their country and the principle of the Songun revolution that strong armed forces guarantee independence of the nation and the victory of the revolution, and fathered the immortal Juche idea, the Songun idea.
From the firm stand of Juche, he comprehensively clarified the theoretical and practical problems at various stages of the revolutionary struggle and in all the fields and sectors of socialist construction.
He defeated the Japanese imperialists under the worst conditions where there were neither state rear nor backing from regular armed forces to achieve the historic cause of liberating the country. He victoriously led the grim Fatherland Liberation War, which could be called confrontation between rifle and A-bomb.
He successfully carried out the historic cause of founding the party, state and army and developed them into the powerful political weapons for socialist construction as required by the developing revolution.
Regarding the national reunification as the greatest patriotic cause and the supreme task of the nation, he had devoted his all to the work for independent reunification of the country until the last moments of his revolutionary life.
Through his energetic external activities, he remarkably raised the international position and influence of the DPRK and boosted its foreign relations and sincerely helped peoples of different countries struggling for independence and socialism against imperialism and steered the struggle for accomplishing the human cause of independence.
His greatest feat is that he successfully settled the issue of succession to the revolutionary cause to provide a sure guarantee for accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche.
The revolutionary cause of Mt Paektu started by the President had made a steady advance thanks to leader Kim Jong Il and now it is greeting a fresh historic turning phase under the stewardship of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, the reporter stressed.
The reporter called for advancing the Korean revolution on a higher stage and accomplishing the socialist cause with the idea and exploits of Kim Il Sung as an eternal cornerstone.
Similar meetings took place in all provinces, cities, counties and at complexes on the same day.