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Kim Jong Il Appreciates Concert

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

Pyongyang, April 15 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il appreciated a concert given by artistes of the Unhasu Orchestra and other national art troupes on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.

Kim Jong Il warmly acknowledged the enthusiastic cheers of the audience and warmly congratulated them on the Day of the Sun, the greatest national holiday.

The performance started with chorus "The Patriotic Song".

Put on the stage were such colorful numbers as chorus and piano duet "Nostalgia", female trio and chorus "Mangyongdae, the Cradle of Revolution", male quartet and chorus "We Visit Mangyongdae", tale and music "The Leader's Noble Idea Blossoms", female solo "His Eternal Smile", male chorus "A Break at Working Place", female sextet "We Sing of Our Country Holding the Leader in High Esteem."

The performers enthusiastically sang high praises of the immortal exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung, founder of socialist Korea and father of the nation building.

Kim Jong Il waved back to the enthusiastically cheering performers and audience and congratulated the performers on their successful performance.

Expressing great satisfaction with the wonderful concert rich in ideological contents and high in artistry, he extended thanks to them in the name of the Central Committee of the WPK.

He expressed expectation and conviction that the entire army and all the people would work heart and soul as befitting soldiers and disciples of the President and build a thriving socialist nation on this land as early as possible and thus further glorify the dignity and honor of Kim Il Sung's Korea.

Among the audience were KPA Vice Marshal Kim Yong Chun, vice-chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and minister of the People's Armed Forces, KPA General Kim Jong Gak, member of the NDC of the DPRK and first vice-director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, KPA General Ri Yong Ho, chief of the General Staff of the KPA, KPA Vice Marshal Kim Il Chol, member of the DPRK NDC, and other commanding officers of the KPA, Secretaries Choe Thae Bok and Kim Ki Nam and Department Directors Kim Kyong Hui and Jang Song Thaek and other leading officials of the WPK Central Committee, leading officials of party, armed forces and power bodies, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the KPA, officials of the fields of science, education, culture and arts, public health and media and working people of different strata.

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