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Anniversary of Famous Work of Kim Il Sung Marked

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- A meeting was held Monday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the publication of President Kim Il Sung's famous work "On Some Tasks in the Sphere of Education." Present there were Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, officials concerned and officials, teachers and researchers in the field of education in Pyongyang.
    Kim Yong Jin, minister of Education, in his report said that Kim Il Sung gave a deep insight into the position and role of education in the revolution and construction and, on this basis, made historic speech "On Some Tasks in the Sphere of Education" at the 4th Session of the Provisional People's Committee of North Korea on March 6, Juche 35 (1946), indicating the orientation of the Juche-based education in liberated Korea and ways to do so.
    The President pointed out in the work that without progress in education, it would be impossible to bring up well the younger generation, the future masters, nor is it possible to solve the problem of native cadres or build a rich, powerful independent sovereign and democratic state nor is it possible to expect the nation's prosperity, the reporter recalled, saying that the President gave scientific answers to all the principled issues of developing the education on a democratic basis.
    He noted that leader Kim Jong Il, holding fast to the educational idea set out by the President as the only guidelines for educational progress, has developed and enriched the revolutionary educational tradition, the socialist educational system of Korean-style and the rich and diversified experience and feats gained in education to which he devoted his whole life.
    He called upon all the educational officials to consider the Juche-oriented educational idea and undying feats of the President as the eternal cornerstone for the development of the socialist education, thoroughly apply them in all spheres of education and resolutely defend and further develop the Juche-based educational tradition and the socialist educational system of Korean-style.
    He called for bringing about a great turn in the educational work true to "Theses on Socialist Education" and the educational policy of the Workers' Party of Korea and thus preparing the younger generation as reliable and competent revolutionary intellectuals who will creditably shoulder upon themselves the Songun revolutionary cause generation after generation.

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