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Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Election as NDC Chairman Marked

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

    Pyongyang, April 8 (KCNA) -- An evening gala of young vanguard of the Ministry of People's Security was held at the ministry and a meeting of agricultural workers on the educational ground of the Unryul Revolutionary Museum on April 7 to celebrate the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission. Present at the evening gala were Minister Ju Sang Song, Director of the Political Department Ji Yong Chun and other leading officials of the Ministry of People's Security and young servicepersons of the ministry.
    In the venue of the evening gala began with "Song of General Kim Jong Il" such songs as "Our General Is Best", "Twelve Months of Songun Victory", "Let's Join in the Army of the General" and "Nilliri for Songun" were resounded one after another, adding delight to the dancing servicepersons.
    The participants danced full of vigor to the tune of such songs as "Let's Uphold Our General", "Pride of Youth" and "Arirang for Prosperity," waving flags of the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, Party flags and flags of the DPRK. At the meeting of agricultural workers, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea Kang Chang Uk made a congratulatory address, which was followed by speeches.
    The speakers recalled that Kim Jong Il put forward the policies of bringing a radical turn in seed improvement and potato farming, double-cropping and soya bean cultivation and has energetically led the drive for their implementation. They noted that the land of the country was realigned as befitting the socialist land and the projects of Kaechon-Lake Thaesong and Paekma-Cholsan waterways were completed under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il, thus making a breakthrough for more successful farming.
    They called for working hard to make a new leap forward in the agricultural production and doing farm work well this year to decisively solve the food problem. Poem "Oath Taken before the Brilliant Commander of Songun" was recited at the meeting.
    At the end of the meeting an art performance was given.

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