Saturday, September 6, 2014

Kim Il Sung, eternal President of DPRK

Kim Il Sung is acclaimed as the eternal President and founder of socialist Korea in the DPRK as he made great achievements for national building.

The First Session of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea held in September 1948 elected him Premier of the DPRK Cabinet by reflecting the unanimous will and desire of all the Korean people.

On September 9 he set up the government and proclaimed the founding of an independent and sovereign state.

Since then the Korean people had held him as the founding father of the country and the DPRK had developed into a socialist state centered on the people guided by his state-building idea and under his wise leadership.

As head of state, he worked energetically for nearly half a century until the last monuments of his life.

He put the people forward as the masters of the country, set it as the basic principle in state building and activities to defend their demand and interests and maintained the principle consistently, thereby strengthening the government to be a people’s government that gives priority to their demand and interests and works to satisfy their demand and serve their interests.

He built the government as the representative of the independent rights of the people, the organizer of their creative abilities and activities, the very one responsible for their livelihood and the defender of their interests. This is a priceless achievement that attained the organic combination of the people and state building and broke new ground in building of a socialist state.

He adopted it as the fundamental principle in accomplishing the cause of socialism to preserve the Juche character and national identity and consistently follow the line of independence and strictly applied it to state building and activities.

His veteran and seasoned leadership was a decisive factor that enabled the DPRK to make a victorious advance along the road of socialism without the slightest vacillation in the world’s political upheavals.

All the achievements made in the DPRK in the 20th century are attributable to his outstanding leadership and the high prestige and invincible might of the country are associated with his name.

The DPRK is the fruit of his outstanding ideology and leadership and the precious legacy of his noble life devoted to the country, nation and people.

The First Session of the Fifth Supreme People’s Assembly in December 1972 elected him President of the DPRK as he strengthened the political base, self-defensive capabilities and economic power of the country under the banner of Juche to lay the eternal foundations for realizing the independent ideal of the Korean people.

To the Koreans and the world’s progressives, the title of “president” is inseparably linked with his name as he made distinguished services for the country and people and won their unreserved admiration.

That is why the Korean people held him in high esteem as the one and only President of the DPRK after his demise in July 1994.

The First Session of the Tenth Supreme People’s Assembly, which was held in September 1998 that marked the 50th anniversary of the DPRK, adopted Kim Il Sung’s Constitution stipulating that he would be held as the eternal President of the DPRK.
The achievements the President made for the building and development of the country will shine forever along with the eternal prosperity of socialist Korea.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Prospect of Juche Revolution Is Rosy Thanks to Day of Songun



Chairman Kim Jong Il inspects a KPA unit

Prospect of Juche Revolution Is Rosy Thanks to Day of Songun

August 25 is the Day of Songun (military-first) in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The high dignity of Kim Il Sung's Korea, inexhaustible strength of the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army and bright future of the Juche revolution would be unthinkable without Aug. 25, the Day of Songun.

Thanks to the day Chairman Kim Jong Il started his Songun leadership the DPRK could advance along the road of prosperity, demonstrating its invincible dignity and might.

Kim Jong Il was a peerlessly great man who provided an eternal foundation for the DPRK's prosperity and its people's happiness under the banner of Songun.

He advanced the unique army-building program for training all servicepersons to be Juche-type revolutionaries loyal to the party and the leader and conducting army-building and military activities strictly on the basis of the Juche idea in January 1975 and energetically guided the work to carry it into practice.

In those days he ceaselessly inspected military posts in the frontline area and on islets and sometimes guided military trainings aboard warships, planes and tanks, always finding himself among KPA officers and men.

When President Kim Il Sung passed away suddenly, Kim Jong Il visited the Dwarf Pine Post of the KPA, declaring his strong will to accomplish with arms the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered by the President.

He set forth the idea of giving precedence to the army over the working class for the first time in the history of the world revolutionary movement and worked heart and soul to strengthen the KPA, main force of the Korean revolution, into the invincible Paektusan army.

His Songun leadership characterized by his policy of attaching importance to ideology was the basic source of strength which made it possible for the DPRK to display its might as a power of single-minded unity in which the unity of the service personnel and people in their thinking and work style was successfully achieved.

The policy of attaching importance to science and technology along with the policies of attaching importance to ideology and arms is one of the three mainstays for building a thriving nation provided by him.

The immortal history of his Songun leadership is the most vivid manifestation of the strong determination to carry forward and accomplish the idea and cause of President Kim Il Sung down through generations.

There was a precedent in the world in which a revolution was frustrated when an old generation of leadership was replaced by a younger generation. But it knows no such loyal successor as Kim Jong Il who creditably carried forward the idea and cause of the leader and put the dignity and might of the country and nation on the highest level.

He was possessed of the firm faith and matchless pluck unshaken in any political storm or thunderclap.

The history of his Songun leadership represents an epic of trust in comrades, service personnel and people.

His Songun revolutionary leadership and exploits are now being successfully carried forward and developed by Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Thanks to Kim Jong Un the DPRK is dynamically advancing along the road of independence, Songun and socialism indicated by President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il, and the exploits Kim Il Sung performed by winning the victory in the war and Kim Jong Il's Songun leadership feats are shedding more brilliant rays as an eternal treasure of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il's Korea and the glorious tradition of victory in the Songun revolution is given steady continuity in the DPRK.

With great ambition to liberate the country

Standing at the foot of Moran Hill in Pyongyang is the Arch of Triumph, symbolic of President Kim Il Sung's feats in liberating Korea from the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule.

The arch is engraved with gold letters "1925-1945".

In Juche 14 (1925) Kim Il Sung embarked on the road of revolution at the age of 14.

In January that year, upon hearing the news that his father Kim Hyong Jik was arrested again by the Japanese police, Kim Il Sung made a 250-mile journey, determined not to return home unless he achieves the country's independence.

During his study days in Huadian and Jilin of China, he read classics on Maxism-Leninism, including "Communist Manifesto", "The Capital" and "State and Revolution", and a number of revolutionary books to make a clear-cut analysis of Korea's situation.

On October 17, 1926, he formed "Down-with-Imperialism Union" (DIU) in Hwasong Uisuk School, the first genuine revolutionary organization in Korea, marking a fresh start in the Korean revolution.

DIU was followed by the formation of the Saenal Children's Union, Young Communist League of Korea, Peasants Union, Anti-Japanese Trade Union and Anti-Japanese Women's Association.

In 1928, he personally guided the Jilin Yuwen Middle School students' walkout from classes, protest against the Jilin-Hoeryong railroad construction and the campaign boycotting Japanese goods.

He convened a historic meeting in Kalun over June 30-July 2, 1930, at which he delivered a report "The Path of the Korean Revolution".

The report, tantamount to a declaration of the Juche idea, served as guidelines for strategies and tactics of the Korean revolution.

The report clarified that the popular masses are responsible for revolution which can emerge victorious only when they are set in force and that the Korean revolution should be carried on by the Korean people themselves in accordance with the country's actual situation.

The Juche-based line and policies, set forth in the report, provided a basis for building the first party organization -- the Society for Rallying Comrades -- and the Korean Revolutionary Army.     

From that time, people began calling him "Kim Il Sung", instead of his original name Kim Song Ju, wishing he would be the sun, a leader in liberating Korea from the Japanese colonial rule.

The renaming represented the people's absolute trust in and profound reverence for him.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

With great ambition to liberate the country

Standing at the foot of Moran Hill in Pyongyang is the Arch of Triumph, symbolic of President Kim Il Sung's feats in liberating Korea from the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule.

The arch is engraved with gold letters "1925-1945".

In Juche 14 (1925) Kim Il Sung embarked on the road of revolution at the age of 14.

In January that year, upon hearing the news that his father Kim Hyong Jik was arrested again by the Japanese police, Kim Il Sung made a 250-mile journey, determined not to return home unless he achieves the country's independence.

During his study days in Huadian and Jilin of China, he read classics on Maxism-Leninism, including "Communist Manifesto", "The Capital" and "State and Revolution", and a number of revolutionary books to make a clear-cut analysis of Korea's situation.

On October 17, 1926, he formed "Down-with-Imperialism Union" (DIU) in Hwasong Uisuk School, the first genuine revolutionary organization in Korea, marking a fresh start in the Korean revolution.

DIU was followed by the formation of the Saenal Children's Union, Young Communist League of Korea, Peasants Union, Anti-Japanese Trade Union and Anti-Japanese Women's Association.

In 1928, he personally guided the Jilin Yuwen Middle School students' walkout from classes, protest against the Jilin-Hoeryong railroad construction and the campaign boycotting Japanese goods.

He convened a historic meeting in Kalun over June 30-July 2, 1930, at which he delivered a report "The Path of the Korean Revolution".

The report, tantamount to a declaration of the Juche idea, served as guidelines for strategies and tactics of the Korean revolution.

The report clarified that the popular masses are responsible for revolution which can emerge victorious only when they are set in force and that the Korean revolution should be carried on by the Korean people themselves in accordance with the country's actual situation.

The Juche-based line and policies, set forth in the report, provided a basis for building the first party organization -- the Society for Rallying Comrades -- and the Korean Revolutionary Army.     

From that time, people began calling him "Kim Il Sung", instead of his original name Kim Song Ju, wishing he would be the sun, a leader in liberating Korea from the Japanese colonial rule.

The renaming represented the people's absolute trust in and profound reverence for him.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

DPRK Built on Debris

The Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953) ended in a victory of the Korean people.

But, its consequences were very devastating and disastrous.

The U.S. bombing in the war left more than 8 700 factories destroyed and 90 000 hectares of farmland spoiled.

Power stations and reservoirs were severely damaged and towns and rural communities were reduced to ashes.

The U.S. imperialists said that the DPRK would not be able to get to its feet even in one hundred years.

Convinced of the victory in the war, President Kim Il Sung pressed ahead with preparations for post-war rehabilitation and construction in a far-sighted manner.

In early Juche 40 (1951), he gave an instruction to work out a blueprint for rehabilitating the capital city of Pyongyang. He had a Cabinet decision on reconstructing Pyongyang adopted in May 1952.

After the war, in August 1953 he delivered a historic report "Everything for the Postwar Rehabilitation and Development of the National Economy" at the 6th Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

He, in the report, proposed a basic line of postwar economic construction, the keynote of which was to give priority to building heavy industry while developing light industry and agriculture simultaneously.

The President channeled all efforts to liquidating the aftermath of the war.

Soon after the war, he called at the Kangnam Ceramic Factory and the Kangson Steel Plant, appealing to the workers to restart their operation at an earlier date.

When visiting the Hungnam Fertilizer Factory in South Hamgyong Province, which was heavily damaged in the war, he encouraged the workers there to restore the factory in a short time, mindful that the farmers in Hamhung Plain were bitterly lamenting over the ruined factory.

He went to Jangjingang Power Station, Joyang-ri, South Hamgyong Province, Sambong-ri, South Phyongan Province, Wonsan College of Agriculture and other industrial establishments, rural communities and educational and cultural institutions to arouse them to rehabilitation.

In response to his appeal, the workers of the Kangson Steel Plant restored the ruined electric furnace by their own efforts and made the plant operational 40 days after the war.

The then Songjin Steel Plant, too, reconstructed the electric furnace to begin production.

Railway workers opened the train service in all branch lines some days after the ceasefire.

Farmers worked hard to rezone the ravaged farmland and repair the irrigation facilities.

Under his energetic leadership, rapid rehabilitation and development were witnessed in the heavy and light industries and agriculture.

Meanwhile, Pyongyang and other local cities began making their appearances again on the ruins.

Thus, the post-war rehabilitation and construction was successfully carried out in Korea under the President's wise guidance.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Defending the nation through trips to forefront posts


Kim Jong Un Guides KPA Ground, Naval, Air and Anti-Air Forces' Drill for Landing on Island

Defending the nation through trips to forefront posts

South Koreans from various circles stint no words in praising Marshal Kim Jong Un who leads the campaign for defending the country to victory with his energetic Songun-based revolutionary leadership.

The south Koreans from all social standings showed their interests at the news of field tour of First Chairman Kim Jong Un, saying that he spares no effort to defend the country through his surprise trips to forefront posts of the KPA.

Experts in military affairs described that KPA Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un, who carried forward the lineage of Mt. Paektu, has led the work of the Party and state as well as the army from long ago, assisting Chairman Kim Jong Il. 

Kim Jong Un visited the commands of 169 and 3,870 units and 671 large combined unit in the wake of his first inspection of a tank unit and affirmed he will adhere to Songun politics, a permanent researcher of the "Our Society Institute" of south Korea wrote in his article.

What is conspicuous in his inspection is that he inspires the army and people through his unexpected inspection tours, experts on Korea commented and expressed their surprise that when he visited forefront posts of Mt. Osong situated in the central front he inspected a post on Kkachil Peak only 350 meters away from a post of the south Korean army, in spite of dissuasion of the commanding personnel.  

They described that Kim Jong Un’s recent inspection of the KPA units aimed at to examine the combat capacity such as training of live-shell firing, dropping and artillery strike is to increase actual war capacity of the units and, at the same time, a solemn warning to Washington and Seoul. 

KPA Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un guided a night training of the paratroops, a tactical drill of KPA Unit 323 and a flight training of KPA Air and Anti-Air Force without previous notice and it is unprecedented in the world that a supreme leader visits military drill ground to guide the course of training, the south Korean mass media said.

It made special mention of his inspection of KPA units situated in the biggest hotspot in the southwest front and forefront posts one after another and noted that it was unheard-of aggressive and daring inspection.

The south Korean papers including The Kyunghyang Daily News and Kookmin Ilbo carried photos of his inspection of the KPA units and posted articles on his inspection, drawing the attention of readers.

His frequent beaming smile when he was inspecting the KPA units implies the victorious conclusion in the face-off between Pyongyang and Washington, Yonhap News stressed.

By the wise leadership of Songun of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un, who enforces the Songun politics of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il, Uncle Sam would sign a paper of surrender, their knees bent. It reflected burning aspiration of a broad spectrum of south Koreans, a professor in Gwangju expressed his belief.

Kim Il Sung's Distinguished Leadership Ability Displayed in War

President Kim Il Sung strengthened the cohesion of the Workers' Party, army and people of Korea in every way during the Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953).

He developed the WPK into an invincible party, the guiding force for victory in the war.

On October 21, Juche 39 (1950) he initiated forming WPK organizations in the Korean People's Army in order to fully prepare the soldiers politically and ideologically and further enhance the fighting capacity of the army with the party members as vanguard.

He strengthened the WPK in an organizational and ideological way by timely convening several plenary meetings of its Central Committee.

He also directed big efforts to rallying all the people around the WPK as one powerful political force.

On October 1, 1951, he advanced detailed tasks for intensifying the mass political work, through a decision of the Organizing Commission of the WPK Central Committee.

In line with the decision, the party organizations at all levels conducted political activities to introduce the WPK's policies among the people and instill them with confidence in sure victory.

Kim Il Sung guided writers and artistes to create many appealing literature and art works in order to encourage the people to win in the war.

He also paid deep attention to enhancing the role of the people's power bodies.

In February 1952 he delivered a speech "The Tasks and Role of the Local Organs of Power at the Present Stage" at a joint meeting of people's committee chairmen and leading Party officials of provinces, cities and counties. In the speech he clarified the character and features of the people's power and indicated tasks and ways for enhancing its function and role under the wartime conditions.

In the course of implementing the tasks, the revolutionary mass viewpoint was strictly established among the government officials and the function and role of people's power organs were enhanced.

During the war the President always found himself among servicepersons, guiding the army and people to victory in the war.

One day when the battle was going on on Height 1 211, he made a phone call to the commander of the KPA unit there. He told the commander that the officers should show deep care for the soldiers' living conditions, saying that all of them were most valuable and his comrades-in-arms.

He took measures to supply fruits to soldiers fighting in the front and provide them with recreation conditions.

There are also such touching stories about emergency measures he took to rescue some KPA soldiers from the enemy's encirclement and dispatch soldiers to save a serviceperson's child in the period of the temporary strategic retreat.

In the three-year war the President made field guidance tours of 1 056 units, extending more than 20 500 km.

Deeply moved by his ardent spirit of defending the homeland and deep love, the servicepersons and civilians courageously turned out in the fight for victory in the war.