Order of National Flag First Class of the DPRK was conferred on Choe Ryong Ho, former vice-president of the Yanbian University of Science and Technology of China, with due ceremony at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Wednesday.

He has taken an active part in the Kimilsungia festivals and Kimjongilia festivals and made all his sincere efforts to cultivate and disseminate the immortal flowers with profound reverence for the peerlessly great men of Mt Paektu.