Gold Prizes Awarded to Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, November 14 (KCNA) -- Immortal flowers Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia created a great stir at the 2006 Shenyang World Horticultural Expo in China. The expo held from April 30 to the end of October brought together many horticultural organizations from at least 20 countries and regions including Netherlands, Germany, France and Canada. Thousands of species of beautiful and rare flowers and plants were presented to the expo.
The recent expo was different from those held before in the manner of show. The participating organizations laid up gardens reflecting the characteristic feature of their countries and nations in the designated portions of land and built structures and annexes of diverse styles that match their gardens on the basis of their horticultural technique and standards, while putting on display their typical flowers.
Officials and floricultural experts of the Korean Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Committee exhibited Kimilsungias and Kimjongilias at the "Rose Garden" which had been specially provided by the sponsor side.
They built the "Korean Garden" in a peculiar and splendid manner to meet the need of architecture of Korean style and the principle of laying out parks with the help of creators and designers of the Mansudae Art Studio and the Paektusan Architectural Institute. As a result, the "Korean Garden" attracted the attention of world horticultural experts from the first day of the expo.
The organizing committee of the expo awarded gold prizes, the top prize of the expo, and diplomas to Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia each.
It also presented the best prize (cup) of the expo, diploma and honorary certificate to the "Korean Garden," gold prizes and diplomas to the festive gate and group sculpture of children of the "Korean Garden," silver prizes to the pavilion and fountain and a bronze prize to the Korean wing of the expo. The DPRK thus received eight prizes something unprecedented in the history of world horticultural expo.
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