Idea of "Aim High!" Carried Forward through Centuries
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK
Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- March 23 is the 87th anniversary of the formation of the Korean National Association (KNA) by Kim Hyong Jik, an outstanding leader of the anti-Japanese national liberation movement of the Korea.
With the approach of the day, the Korean people are recollecting the immortal feats performed by Kim Hyong Jik, who advanced the idea of "Aim High!" that one should seek the truly worthwhile life and happiness in the struggle for the fatherland and the nation and fight to liberate the country through generations, and dedicated himself to the struggle for the liberation of the country and the freedom and emancipation of the people.
The Korean people persistently waged anti-Japanese struggle of various forms including volunteers' struggle in the 1910s when the nation was at the crossroad of life and death. But, they only experienced setbacks owing to the separatist and flunkeyist acts of the nationalists and the decentralized anti-Japanese movement.
Basing himself on the analysis of this serious weak point of the Korean anti-Japanese movement, he conceived a far-reaching idea that in order to smash the fascist rule of Japanese imperialism and win the independence of the nation, it was imperative to rely on the internal force of the nation and have a revolutionary organization which would be strong in the anti-imperialist, independent stand and root deep among the popular masses, and energetically pushed ahead with the preparation for its formation.
He proclaimed the formation of the KNA in Hakdanggol, Pyongyang on March 23, Juche 6 (1917 ).
The KNA was a secret organization with the aim of achieving national independence and establishing a truly civilized state through concerted efforts of the Korean nation. It was one of the largest anti-Japanese underground revolutionary organizations of Korean patriots formed at home and abroad just before and after the March First Popular Uprising.
He directed special attention to closely combining the struggle of the KNA with revolutionary armed activities and led the anti-Japanese national liberation struggle to a new upswing.
His idea of "Aim High!" has been successfully realized in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea by President Kim Il Sung who achieved the liberation of the country and built Korean-style socialist society centered on the popular masses under the banner of the Juche idea and by leader Kim Jong Il who is defending socialism and carrying forward the revolutionary cause of Juche by force of arms.
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