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Multifarious Celebration Events Held

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

    Pyongyang, April 7 (KCNA) -- A meeting of youth and students took place at the plaza of the Monument to Party Founding on April 6 to celebrate the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission. Present at the meeting were Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and youth and students in Pyongyang. A report made by Kim Kyong Ho, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League, was followed by speeches.
    The reporter and speakers said that the election of Kim Jong Il as NDC chairman was the greatest honor for the army and people, youth and students of the DPRK and this marked a big political event as it provided a sure guarantee for the eternal prosperity of the country and a final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche. They referred to the fact that Kim Jong Il opened a new history of building a great prosperous powerful nation with his unique Songun politics, thus performing undying feats on behalf of the times and the revolution. They also recalled that he has wisely led the Korean youth to greatly exalt the honor of the youth vanguard in the era of Songun. They underlined the need for all the youth and students to deepen the conviction that they are sure to win when they are under his leadership and firmly prepare themselves to become human bullets and bombs devotedly defending the headquarters of the revolution.
    A poem "Five million members of the young vanguard will dynamically advance under the banner of the great Songun" was recited at the meeting.
    On the same day, trade union officials and members from across the country held an oratorical meeting titled "The general is an everlasting banner of victory" at the Central Workers' Hall on the same occasion.

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