National Meeting Held
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, October 9 (KCNA) -- A national meeting was held here Saturday to celebrate the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
General Secretary Kim Jong Il was present at the meeting.
Also present there were Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim and Ri Yong Ho, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, delegates to the national celebrations of the 65th birthday of the WPK, officials of party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters, servicepersons of the KPA and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, former unconverted long-term prisoners who are pro-reunification patriotic fighters, officials in the fields of science, education, culture and art, public health and media, bereaved families of revolutionary martyrs and working people.
Yang Hyong Sop, member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, said in a report delivered at the meeting that President Kim Il Sung's founding of the WPK on Oct. 10, Juche 34 (1945) was a solemn declaration that heralded the birth of a new revolutionary party guided by the Juche idea and an event of a special mention which provided a firm guarantee for the Korean people to confidently advance along the path of sovereignty, independence and socialism under the leadership of the powerful political staff.
The WPK's history of revolutionary struggle is shining with the immortal exploits Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il performed by wisely leading the country and its people along the road of victory and glory, the reporter noted, and went on:
The WPK is the party of the President firmly based on his unitary ideological system, an ever-victorious party steering the Songun revolutionary cause of Juche and the mother party placing the people's wellbeing above anything else, deeply rooted among them. This is the true picture of the WPK which was built and has grown strong thanks to the outstanding ideas and leadership of
Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
The history of the WPK is a history of victory as it has worked steady miracles, thanks to the leader believing in the people and them remaining loyal to him.
The WPK firmly defended Korean style socialism despite the stern trial during the Arduous March, the forced march, laid a solid foundation for building a thriving nation and ushered in a heyday of great leap forward and prosperity of Songun Korea, Kim Il Sung's nation by giving full play to the indomitable mental power of all servicepersons and people.
The WPK has firmly defended Korean style socialism, steadfastly following the road chosen by itself without the slightest vacillation despite unprecedentedly rigorous difficulties and trials under the uplifted banner of the Juche idea, the Songun idea, and successfully translated the people's ideal and desire for independence into a reality, the reporter noted, adding that this is the WPK's 65 year-long glorious history of struggle.
He called for speeding up the building of a thriving socialist nation and bringing earlier national reunification and the final victory of the cause of Juche true to the leadership of the WPK.
He underscored the need to strengthen and develop the WPK into the eternal party of Kim Il Sung, holding him in high esteem as the sun of Juche for all ages and glorify the immortal exploits performed by the President and Kim Jong Il in building and leading the party generation after generation.
He declared that all Koreans would wage a vigorous struggle to meet the vicious challenge of the anti-reunification forces inside and outside Korea and foil their moves to ignite a war by their concerted efforts and achieve the independent reunification of the country under the banner of the north-south joint declaration and thus build a rich, powerful and prosperous reunified country on this land.
The WPK will continue to wage a dynamic struggle for protecting peace and stability in Asia and the rest of the world and accomplishing the human cause of independence, remaining true to the idea of independence, peace and friendship.
Similar meetings took place in various provinces, cities and counties on the same day.
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