Six years have passed since Chairman Kim Jong Il, father of the entire Korean nation and eternal leader of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the Korean people, passed away.

In retrospect, he performed undying exploits which provided a sure guarantee for the future of the country and the victory of the human cause of independence throughout his revolutionary career.

Kim Jong Il enriched the treasure-house of human ideology by creating the ideological and theoretical wealth for advancing the cause of independence for the masses, the cause of socialism victoriously. This occupies an outstanding position in his exploits.

He defined the immortal Juche idea as the eternal guiding ideology of the era of independence, formulated and systematized the idea of attaching importance to arms as the idea of the Songun revolution and the theory of Songun politics and clarified in a comprehensive way the ideas and theories arising in the revolutionary practice, including the Juche-oriented theories of building a party and a socialist power and a theory of global independence. His revolutionary ideologies which comprehend the ever-victorious revolutionary philosophy and theories, strategies and tactics will shine as the eternal banner of struggle with unquenchable vitality along with the era of independence for their originality and scientific accuracy.

Kim Jong Il achieved imperishable exploits to be etched in the history of the country for all ages by laying strong political, military and economic foundations for the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche.

He developed the Workers’ Party of Korea into a revolutionary party of the Juche type, in which the unitary character and inheritance of the leader’s ideology and leadership are securely guaranteed, a motherly party that takes care of the destiny of the people on its responsibility and a militant General Staff which steers the Korean revolution along the road of independence, Songun and socialism with confidence, and consolidated rock-solid the unity and cohesion of the Party and the revolutionary ranks.

The solid single-hearted unity, formed between the leader, the Party, the army and the people with a great ideology and warm feelings and affection, and the legion of heroic young people are the priceless victory achieved under his leadership. Thanks to this valuable revolutionary heritage bequeathed by him, the DPRK is exalting its might as a dignified politico-ideological power and a youth power without parallel in the world.

He developed the Korean People’s Army into a matchless revolutionary army of Mt Paektu that is capable of defeating any formidable enemy at a stroke, and the defense industry into a self-supporting defense industry and a revolutionary industry based on cutting-edge scientific and technological foundations, with the result that the DPRK has emerged as a world-class military power and a full-fledged nuclear state.

He unfolded a grand blueprint for building a socialist power under the worst conditions and kindled the flames of going beyond the cutting edge of science and technology and the flames of the industrial revolution in the new century, thus opening up a bright prospect for building a Korean-style economic giant and civilized nation which makes a leap forward by dint of science and technology.

Setting it as the supreme patriotic cause of the Korean nation to achieve the country’s reunification, he devoted tireless efforts to this end until the last days of his revolutionary life. He ushered in the June 15 era of reunification advancing under the ideal of By Our Nation Itself and opened up a bright prospect for achieving the independent reunification, peace and prosperity on the road ahead of the nation. Through his outstanding diplomatic strategies and energetic external activities, he markedly enhanced the international prestige and influence of the DPRK, expanded and developed its external relations and safeguarded global peace and security. He was held in the highest respect and admiration by the peoples around the world for his undying services to accomplishing the human cause of independence.

Kim Jong Il, with his extraordinary foresight, perfectly solved the problem of carrying forward the revolutionary cause as required by the times and the aspirations of the people. This is the greatest of his exploits for the sake of the country and people.

Thanks to the lasting foundations he laid for the Party and the revolution, the DPRK could invariably advance along the road of independence, Songun and socialism, fully demonstrating the steadfast inheritance and invincibility of the revolution even in the grim situation in which the imperialists and their vassal forces went to the extreme in their attempt to isolate and stifle it in the new century of the Juche era.

The Korean army and people have brought about one after another epochal events and eye-opening achievements to be specially recorded in the nation’s history spanning 5 000 years by giving fullest play to the strength of single-hearted unity rallied firmly behind their Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and the strength of self-reliance and self-development. They have implemented to the letter the lifetime instructions of Kim Jong Il and demonstrated to the whole world the dignity and mettle of Songun Korea, rushing forward towards the final victory.

Through the six-year-long struggle, the Korean people cherished deep in their hearts the absolute and immutable faith that Kim Jong Il’s ideas and exploits are the textbooks for the revolution, that there is nothing impossible for them if they do everything as instructed by him and that they are certain to win final victory.

The revolutionary career and immortal exploits of Kim Jong Il, a peerless patriot who laid everlasting foundations for his country to emerge victorious forever as well as for the prosperity of his people to enjoy happiness from one generation to the next, will shine for all eternity along with the glorious era of Kim Jong Un.