Day of Sun Commemorated in DPRK
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, April 16 (KCNA) -- Working people and school youth and children across the country significantly commemorated the Day of the Sun on Saturday. They visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, the supreme temple of Juche, and made bows to President Kim Il Sung in humble reverence. They also laid floral baskets and bunches of flowers before his statues on Mansu Hill, in provincial capitals, revolutionary battle sites and revolutionary sites and vowed loyalty. The young vanguard, members of the trade unions and the union of agricultural workers and the women's union held meetings to make vow their loyalty in the provincial capitals. Their participants renewed their firm determination to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation in this land true to the idea and leadership of Kim Jong Il as instructed by the President, while highly praising his undying revolutionary feats.
Mangyongdae, the birthplace of the President, was crowded with an endless stream of visitors from early in the morning of the Day of the Sun and the 8th Kimilsungia Festival also drew many visitors.
Art performances were given and sports and amusement games were held at organs, industrial establishments and schools across the country to add to the festive atmosphere of the holiday.
Teachers and students of Kim Chaek University of Technology presented a 3,000-strong chorus at its gymnasium before having sports and amusement games. "The Great Leader Will Always Be with Us", a 10,000-strong chorus of officials, working people and school youth and children in Ryanggang Province deeply moved the audience.
Choruses of university students in Sinuiju and working people and school youth and children in Changsong and Tongchang counties also deeply impressed the audience. There were a 10,000-strong chorus and dance performance of officials and working people from all walks of life in South Phyongan Province in Phyongsong, choruses of members of the women's union in Kanggye, Wonsan and Haeju and a concert of members of the union of agricultural workers in Sariwon to sing of the sun. Working people, school youth and children across the country had meetings to vow loyalty, art performances, sports and amusement games, dancing parties and other colorful functions on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
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