Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, April 25 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, inspected KPA Unit 3240 stationed in a frontline area. He learned about the unit's performance of duty before watching the training of servicepersons.
They strikingly demonstrated that they have firmly prepared themselves as matchless fighters by fully displaying the combat technique they have acquired through their tireless day-to-day training true to the WPK's policy of training. He set forth tasks to be tackled to further increase the combat capability of the unit, greatly satisfied to learn that all the servicepersons have been trained into a-match-for-a-hundred combatants possessed of high combat technique and capability. He paid deep attention to the service and living of the servicepersons, going round an educational room, a bedroom, a mess hall, a wash-cum-bath house, a non-staple food store, a barn and other places.
He highly appreciated noble patriotism displayed by servicepersons of the unit, watching the barracks kept neat and tidy like a rest home and their compound clad in thick verdure.
The soldier culture created by the People's Army is replete with the spirit of the era, militant optimism and rich emotion, he said, adding that this has become an example to be followed by all officials and other working people as it is a model of socialist cultured practice in life in the Songun era.
He warmly congratulated the servicepersons of the unit on the significant army day and gave them a pair of binoculars, a machine-gun and an automatic rifle as gifts before having a photo session with them.
The second leg of his inspection was a rice mill built by KPA Unit 549. He praised servicepersons of the unit for having done good for the people, pleased to know that they have successfully built a modern rice mill by their own efforts to help improve diet of people.
The People's Army is admirably playing the role of a pace-setter in all aspects of ideology and culture, struggle and life, demonstrating the might of the revolutionary army capable of doing everything either in the defence of the country or socialist construction, he noted, stressing that these ideological and moral features of the KPA serve as a powerful engine dynamically pushing forward the revolutionary cause of Juche.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, vice department director of the WPK Central Committee.
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