National Meeting Held to Commemorate Kim Il Sung's Birth Anniversary
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, April 14 (KCNA) -- A national meeting was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium today to commemorate the 94th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung. Kim Yong Nam, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, in a report delivered at the meeting said that April 15, the birthday of Kim Il Sung, was a great auspicious day which marked the beginning of the history of modern Korea shining with the Juche year in the history of the Korean nation and a historical day which brought about a dawn in the era of independence for the future of the Korean nation and progressive mankind.
The revolutionary life of the President totally dedicated to the popular masses' cause of liberation was a brilliant life of a legendary great man who performed the undying feats in the struggle to accomplish their cause of independence, he said, and continued: Kim Il Sung's revolutionary idea and exploits have been successfully defended and developed by leader Kim Jong Il and the glorious revolutionary history of Kim Il Sung has been given steady continuity along with the ever-victorious history of the revolutionary leadership of the WPK.
Referring to the tasks facing us at present, he said:
We should keep to the proud road of struggle along which we have adorned arduous and rigorous years of the revolution with victories and glory and dynamically advance in the future, too, true to the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il in order to bring about eternal prosperity to our country shining with the President's idea and exploits. We should carry forward and develop with loyalty the revolutionary idea and exploits of Kim Il Sung and uphold him as the sun of Juche generation after generation under the uplifted slogan of faith "Let us arm ourselves more firmly with the revolutionary ideas of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung!"
All the party members, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army and people should become steadfast revolutionaries who deeply trust and follow Kim Jong Il with idea and faith and steadfastly defend him and genuine human beings who invariably advance along the road of loyalty with unbreakable comradeship despite rain or snow. In this year, too, we should regard agriculture as the main front of the economic construction and mobilize and concentrate all forces on farming once again and thus bring a bumper harvest to the land of socialist Korea to fully solve the food problem, and focus efforts on the work to rebuild and modernize the national economy on the principle of self-reliance.
It is necessary to wage a vigorous patriotic movement for independent reunification, peace against war and great national unity under the banner of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration reflecting the will of all Koreans for reunification and thus bring about a new turning point in the cause of national reunification. The U.S. is going reckless in its moves to bring down the DPRK at any cost, leaving no means and methods untried, including military attack, economic blockade and destabilization in persistent pursuance of its vicious hostile policy toward the DPRK quite contrary to the spirit agreed upon at the six-party talks for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
It is the legitimate right of the DPRK to self-defence to bolster up its military deterrent in every way to cope with the prevailing grave situation.
Should the U.S. become foolish enough to opt for a war of aggression against the DPRK, the army and people of the DPRK will mercilessly wipe out the aggressors and honorably safeguard the sovereignty and dignity of the country and the nation by dint of the single-minded unity of all the servicepersons and people and the military capability for self-defence reinforced in everyway under the great banner of Songun. Present at the meeting were Jo Myong Rok, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Yong Chun and Jon Pyong Ho and others.
Present there were Ho Jong Man, chief vice-chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, delegations of overseas Koreans and overseas Koreans from different regions of the world.
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