Chairman Kim Jong Il, The Eternal general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), regarded it as his primary duty and revolutionary obligation to take responsible care of everything related to all the people of his country during his leadership of the WPK. The Chairman considered it a basic mission and duty of the leader of revolution to take responsible care of the people’s destiny. So, he did all he could for the good of the people, his mind always burning with a sense of responsibility for the people.
He saw to it that socio-political organizations were built as motherly caretakers that regard it as the supreme principle of their activities to take responsible care of the people’s lives and livelihood and that designing and planning for the revolution and construction were done in such a way as to safeguard the destiny of the people, make them better off and develop them into more powerful beings.
It was always his heart’s desire to take responsibility for the life of the people across the country and provide them with a happier life.
He set the improvement of the people’s living standards as the supreme principle of the WPK’s activities and paid great attention to the work concerned. In the mid-1990s the Korean people had to undergo the Arduous March and the forced march owing to the imperialists’ schemes to isolate and stifle the country. In those difficult times he made sure that the WPK and the DPRK government paid deep attention to the people’s life and concentrated all efforts on stabilizing and improving their livelihood.
Saying that farming should be done well to solve the problem of food for the people first, he took measures to increase grain production decisively. He also showed deep concern for the problem of primary consumer goods such as cloth, underwear, footwear and soap to be supplied to the people and took positive steps for the solution.
Under his scrupulous care modern stockbreeding bases, condiments factories, fruit farms and sturgeon and salmon farms were built across the country, the Okryu Restaurant, the Chongnyu Restaurant and other public catering establishments were renovated on a best level and exemplary apartments like those on Mansudae Street appeared. The Chairman did everything in his power to provide students with the best educational conditions despite the difficult situation of the country. He made sure that the government spared no expense for the sector of education in any ordeals and trials. This led to the establishment of e-libraries with latest equipment at Kim Il Sung University and Kim Chaek University of Technology and the modernization of educational facilities at all educational institutions.
Streams of soya milk vans can be seen running along streets of the capital city to go to nurseries, kindergartens and primary and secondary schools every day. This is also associated with the Chairman’s boundless affection for the rising generations. One year he inspected the Pyongyang Children’s Foodstuff Factory, where he was informed that soya milk from the factory had been supplied to all schoolchildren and other children in Pyongyang without even a single day’s interruption since 1992. It was very good, he said and added that they realized his wish by doing so even during the Arduous March and the forced march. After looking round the production processes of the factory to the last, he instructed that similar factories should be built in other provinces, and stressed that though it was not an easy job to provide all children of the country with soya milk, they should solve the problem at any cost.
Afterwards, nationwide measures were taken to solve the problems arising in producing the milk when a single gram of rice and a single watt of electricity counted. And lots of bases for milk production have been built in all parts of the country, making it possible to supply the milk to pupils and other children.
The Chairman also strove energetically to enable the people to enjoy much more benefits from the State and make sure that better bases for their recreational and leisure activities were built across the country. The Koreans never witnessed any reduction in popular policies while invariably benefiting from universal, free compulsory education, free medical care, the social security system, the recuperation and relaxation system, etc. And the Pyongyang Grand Theatre, the National Theatre, the Taedongmun Cinema, the Central Zoo and other centres for cultural activities were renovated; lots of cultural facilities were newly built or renovated including the indoor swimming pool of Kim Il Sung University and the North Hwanghae Province Art Theatre; Mts. Myohyang, Chilbo, Jongbang and Kuwol and other scenic spots changed for the better for the recreation of much more working people; and holiday camps, sanatoria and rest homes for the sake of the working people appeared in all parts of the country.
So the Korean people still recollect with deep emotion the revolutionary life and achievements of the Chairman who devotedly worked for their good, and faithfully support the plans and intentions of the WPK as he wished.