This Year's Study Tour to Learn from "250-Mile Journey for Learning" Starts
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, March 16 (KCNA) -- "We participants in the study tour to learn from the "250-mile journey for learning" should cover tens of kilometers on foot a day, crossing steep mountain ridges including the Ogasan Pass and Myongmun Pass. So we are quickening our steps in order to learn from the lofty intention of young Kim Il Sung, who made the above-said journey when he was eleven years old." This was what the head of the group of participants in the study tour from Yonpho Middle School in Kim Hyong Jik County, Ryanggang Province, said when interviewed by KCNA. The above-said study tour is an annual event in the DPRK. The first contingent of participants in the study tour is now heading for Mangyongdae, the cradle of the revolution, after leaving Phophyong, a historical place, on March 1. They are visiting various revolutionary sites, loudly singing songs. They are also conducting colorful political and cultural activities to deeply grasp the immortal revolutionary exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung.
Young Kim Il Sung set out on the 250-mile journey for learning from Badaogou in China on March 16, Juche 12 (1923), true to the lofty idea of his father Kim Hyong Jik, an indomitable revolutionary fighter, that a man born in Korea should know it without fail. He crossed steep mountains and arrived at Mangyongdae, his native place, via Kanggye, Hyangsan, Kaechon and other places. During this long journey he witnessed the miserable life of the people in the homeland and hardened his resolution to defeat the Japanese imperialists and liberate the country.
The revolutionary faith he cherished during his 250-mile journey for learning prompted him to make a 250-mile journey for national liberation two years later. And thanks to this faith he could liberate the country and build a socialist state centered on the popular masses.
The participants in the study tour are firmly determined to learn from the revolutionary idea of the President and become strong pillars in the Songun era who would exalt the dignity and honor of the country and the nation.
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