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Families of KPA Servicemen Give Performance

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

   Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) -- A performance was given by participants in the 9th contests of art groups of families of KPA servicemen at the People's Palace of Culture here on Monday. Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il recently appreciated a performance given by art groups of families of servicemen of different KPA units who had participated in the 9th contests. He noted with deep satisfaction that the performance was clear in political import, meeting the demand of the Songun era, and high in ideological and artistic plane and extended thanks to all the members of the art groups who displayed the proud features of the revolutionary soldier culture.
    It was appreciated by Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Jon Pyong Ho, Choe Thae Bok, Yang Hyong Sop, Choe Yong Rim, Kim Kuk Thae, Kim Ki Nam, Vice-Premiers of the Cabinet Kwak Pom Gi, Ro Tu Chol and Jon Sung Hun, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party Kim Yong Dae, General of the KPA Pak Jae Gyong and officials of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
    The colorful program included a story telling and chorus "For the Motherland" highly praised by Kim Jong Il for its original depiction, and a chorus to the accompaniment of janggo beating, a poem and story telling, a poem recital and sketches.
    The performers sang in an excited tone of their boundless pride in preparing themselves as a large army of dependable women revolutionaries and growing as creators of the great art in the Songun era under the loving care of the outstanding brilliant commander of Songun. And they powerfully demonstrated the unshakable faith and will of all the servicemen's families to firmly take upon themselves one part of the Juche revolution as fighters of the forefront for defending the leader in the same trench with their husbands holding arms in their hands.
    The performance was loudly applauded by the audience for giving satisfactory answers to important social and political questions in the Songun era and representing truthfully in an original way the life and sentiments of servicepersons' families.

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