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Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performance

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

Pyongyang, June 14 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il together with officers and men of the KPA enjoyed an art performance given by art groups of families of service persons of KPA Units 526, 837, 564, 593, 963, 10215, 762 and Unit 7501 of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces that participated in the third round of the second-term contests among art groups of families of KPA service persons.

Put on the stage were such colorful numbers of diverse genres as quartet "Eternal Is His Smile", quintet "Oh the Party You Are Our Joy", poem recital " Long Journey for Devotion", solo "I Am Wife of Officer," poem and story-telling " 'Everything Goes Well When Family Remains Harmonious' Is Our Eternal Motto", national instrumental ensemble "Ongheya for Songun Victory", story-telling with drums "Leap Higher and Faster" and chorus "If We Go with the General".

Kim Jong Il highly appreciated their successful performance, expressing great satisfaction over the fact that the members of the above-said art groups staged a splendid performance flawless in ideological contents and artistry with art works of great cognitive and educational value. He extended thanks to them.

All the numbers put on the stage serve as a good textbook for the revolutionary and working-class education as they make a profound ideological and artistic clarification of important socio-political issues arising in the struggle and life of the people in the Songun era by depicting the essential and significant aspects of the life, firmly based on the reality, he noted, repeatedly praising them for having staged the best performance.

 He said that it is the great pride of the WPK and the Korean people to have a large reliable contingent of women revolutionaries born in the era of Songun.

Very excellent, indeed, are the spiritual world of the families of service persons, their work and life styles as they are living in a militant manner full of confidence and optimism about future, he noted, urging all members of the society to earnestly learn from their noble spiritual world and work and life styles.

He advanced important tasks that would serve as guidelines for intensifying the popular performing activities.

Among the audience were KPA General Kim Jong Gak, member of the NDC of the DPRK and first deputy director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, KPA General U Tong Chuk, member of the NDC of the DPRK, KPA Generals Hyon Chol Hae, Ri Myong Su and Yun Jong Rin and other commanding officers of the army and armed forces organs, Jang Song Thak, vice-chairman of the NDC of the DPRK and department director of the WPK Central Committee, Secretaries Choe Thae Bok and Kim Ki Nam, Department Director Kim Kyong Hui, First Vice Department Director Ju Kyu Chang and other leading officials of the WPK Central Committee.

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