Kim Jong Il Inspects Recruits' Training Sub-Unit
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK
Pyongyang, September 4 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected recruits' training sub-unit of KPA Unit 833.
He acquainted himself with the sub-unit's performance of duty before seeing diverse visual aids for education and learning in detail about their use.
He set forth tasks for conducting the ideological work in a deep-going way, greatly pleased to see the sub-unit briskly conducting the political work suited to the character of the recruits to train them as soldiers strong in idea and faith.
He dropped in at the sighting drill ground to watch soldiers in training.
What is essential of the traits to be acquired by the soldiers is the marksmanship worthy of a crack shot, he said, underscoring the need to focus efforts on training to prepare the soldiers as a-match-for-a-hundred fighters possessed of high marksmanship as early as possible.
He saw a variety of sports apparatuses, an outdoor resting place and various kinds of amusement facilities and was very pleased to learn that the recruits were provided with ample conditions for cultural recreation. He taught ways for briskly conducting sports and amusement activities to suit the character of soldiers.
Greatly satisfied to see the compound of the barracks and their surroundings splendidly spruced up, he said that this marvelous change represents a miracle which can be wrought only by KPA servicepersons in the era of Songun who race against the time and bring earlier morrow.
He took warm care of the service and living of the recruits as their real parents would do, going round an education room, a bedroom, a mess hall, a daily provision store, a washroom, a mushroom cultivation ground, a processing room, welfare and service facilities and other entertainment and logistic facilities.
He met the soldiers who were in training after joining the army shortly ago and talked with them, congratulating them on their recruitment.
Our country is like an invulnerable fortress as it is defended as firm as an iron wall by the people who greatly prize arms with high civic awareness that the national defence reflects a most vivid expression of patriotism, he said, urging the recruits to fully prepare themselves ideologically, spiritually and physically during their service and become ardent revolutionaries and staunch fighters.
He spared time to watch an art performance given by servicepersons of the sub-unit.
He had a photograph taken with servicepersons of the sub-unit.
He was accompanied by KPA Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong and Ri Yong Chol, member of the Central Military Commission of the WPK and first vice department director of its Central Committee.
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