Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
DPRK state media reported that on 14 April (Sunday) a national meeting was held to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung’s birth. The national meeting was held at the 25 April House of Culture in Pyongyang and was attended by Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium President Kim Yong Nam, DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department VMar Choe Ryong Hae, other senior officials of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP], the KPA and DPRK Government, along with “the chairpersons of friendly parties, officials of party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, service personnel of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, officials in the fields of science, education, literature and arts, public health and media, bereaved families of revolutionary martyrs, merited persons, Pyongyangites, delegations of overseas Koreans, overseas compatriots and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.” Also in attendance were foreign diplomats and military attaches stationed in Pyongyang. Similar meetings were held throughout the DPRK in provinces, cities, countries and industrial complexes.
Kim Yong Nam delivered the anniversary meeting’s report. KCNA provided a gist of Kim’s remarks:
The birth of Kim Il Sung was a great fortune that greeted the sun of Chuch’e, the first of its kind in national history spanning five thousand years and a grandiose event which brought about the dawn in the era of independence for the Korean people and the progressive mankind.
In the first period when he embarked on the road of revolution the President clarified the new truth that independence serves as a lifeline of people, country and nation and that the revolution should be made independently and creatively according to one’s own faith, the reporter noted, and continued:
The President expounded in a unique manner the Juche-based revolutionary outlook on the world, basic principles of revolutionary movement and its methodological issues, properly reflecting the independent desire and desire of the popular masses. This revolutionary idea served as encyclopedic guidelines in the struggle for independence and socialism and a powerful militant banner.
He steadily developed the struggle for the country’s reunification and relations with other parties and states on the principle of independence, laying a solid foundation for bringing earlier the independent reunification of the country. This fully displayed the external authority and dignity of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the state, making tangible contribution to the cause of independence against imperialism and human cause of independence.
The President defeated the formidable U.S. and Japanese imperialist enemies in one generation to save the destiny of the country and nation and create a history and tradition of great victory in the war. These undying feats will shine forever along with the triumphant advance of the Military-First (So’ngun) revolution.
He is the genius of creation and construction and father of socialist Korea as he built socialist society centered on the popular masses regarding socialism as the basic political idea of the Korean revolution.
The revolutionary cause of Chuch’e, Military-First (So’ngun) revolutionary cause started by Kim Il Sung and glorified by leader Kim Jong Il is making steady progress on a new high stage thanks to the dear respected Kim Jong Un.
We will invariably keep to the road of independence, Military-First politics (So’ngun) and socialism which the great Generalissimos followed their whole lives no matter how much water may flow under the bridge and whatever difficulties we may face, thus fulfill our mission and obligation as descendants of Kim Il Sung and soldiers and disciplines of Kim Jong Il.
We should develop the People’s Army into an invincible and matchless army strong in idea, bolster both in quality and quantity the nuclear force, life of the nation and national treasure of reunified Korea that can never be bartered for anything, and wage a stronger all-out action with the U.S. to cope with the prevailing wartime situation, true to the Songun leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un.
All party members, service personnel and people should burn their hearts with Kim Jong Il’s patriotism, do more good things conducive to the building of a thriving nation, greet the 65th anniversary of the DPRK and the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War with high political enthusiasm and brilliant labor feats and thus demonstrate to the world the invincible spirit of Military-First (So’ngun) Korea by carrying forward the ever-victorious history and tradition.
The DPRK will develop external relations with other countries in the idea of independence, peace and friendship and make active contribution to defending the peace and stability in Asia and the rest of the world and the cause of global independence as a responsible nuclear weapons state.