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Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performance Given by KPA Company Soldiers

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

Pyongyang, May 25 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed an art performance given by soldiers of the Kamnamu (persimmon tree) company of the KPA honored with the title of the thrice three-revolution red flag together with servicepersons of the KPA.

The soldiers of the company known to the whole country as a symbol of Kim Jong Il's loving care for the soldiers put on the stage chorus "Our General Is the Best", story-telling and song "General and Our Kamnamu Company", quartet and chorus "May Soldiers' Song of Happiness Reverberate Far and Wide", poem and song "The Blue Sky over My Country", instrumental music and song "Our Days as Soldiers", solo and chorus "Who Ever Taught Me?", chorus and dance "Song of Coastal Artillery Women", chorus "Footstep" and other colorful numbers of various genres.

Through the performance replete with revolutionary enthusiasm and militant spirit and rich emotion the women soldiers enthusiastically sang of the worthwhile military service through which they fully enjoy happiness thanks to the profound loving care of Kim Jong Il and strikingly demonstrated the might of the heroic KPA which has grown to be a matchless army and the iron faith and will and militant spirit of the KPA to devotedly safeguard the headquarters of the revolution as a fortress and shield and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche with arms.

Kim Jong Il expressed great satisfaction over the successful performance given by the soldiers of the company with various art pieces truthfully depicting their service and highly appreciated their successful presentation.

Noting that all the women soldiers have not only prepared themselves as servicepersons strong in ideology and faith but grown to be staunch revolutionaries and Songun fighters possessed of a high degree of cultural attainment, he said that it is another aspect of the pride of our army to have such dependable women's unit.

It is an important work to increase the militancy of the units to dynamically conduct cultural and art activities among soldiers, he said, putting forward the tasks to be carried out by all units including companies to intensify the art activities.

Among the audience were KPA Generals Hyon Chol Hae and Ri Myong Su and other commanding officers of the army, Secretary of the WPK Central Committee Kim Ki Nam, Department Directors of the WPK Central Committee Jang Song Thaek, Pak Nam Gi and Choe Ik Gyu and other leading officials of the Party Central Committee.

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