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Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Famous Work Marked

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

   Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- A scientific seminar took place at the People's Palace of Culture on May 11 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "On Popularizing Physical Training and Sport and Developing Sporting Skills Rapidly". Kim Jong Il in the work published on May 19, Juche 75 (1986) laid down the popularization of sports as the main direction of sports development and set forth highly important guidelines for sports to help toward the accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche.
    The seminar was addressed by Mun Jae Dok, chairman of the Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Committee, Ri Pang Yon, director general of the Sports Publishing House, Ri Kwang Hak, secretary of the Central Committee of the youth league, Kwak Nam Mo, president of Korean University of Physical Education, and others.
    They said that Kim Jong Il's idea on developing sports techniques with Juche-oriented stand in conformity with the reality of Korea, the physical character of the Korean nation and the aspiration and demand of the people serves as guidelines of sports development which help defend Juche character and national identity in sports and win victory in all international games.
    They called for developing sports techniques in Korean style to give fullest play to the advantages of the nation and applying the revolutionary soldier spirit to all sports fields.
    They also called for acquiring and carrying through the sports idea and line clarified by Kim Jong Il in the work so as to develop the sports of the country on to a new higher stage as required by the Songun era.
    Present there were Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kwak Pom Gi, vice-premier of the DPRK Cabinet, Kim Yong Jin, minister of Education, and others.

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