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National Meeting Marks Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Start of Songun Revolutionary Leadership

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

Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- A national meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture on Friday to mark the 52nd anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.

Present there were senior officials of the party, army and state including Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Choe Ryong Hae and Hyon Yong Chol, officials of party, armed forces and power organs, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, officials in the fields of science, education, literature and arts, public health and media and working people in the city.

The participants observed a moment's silence in memory of Kim Jong Il.

KPA Vice Marshal Kim Jong Gak, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and minister of the People's Armed Forces, made a report.

He said: The field guidance provided by Kim Jong Il to Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the KPA on August 25, 1960 was a solemn declaration that heralded the brilliant succession to the Songun revolutionary cause.

Kim Jong Il performed immortal feats before the era and revolution, the country and humankind by leading the country to weather grim difficulties of history with his outstanding idea and extraordinary leadership for half a century since he embarked on the road of the Songun revolution, true to the noble intention of President Kim Il Sung.

He adopted the Songun politics as a basic political mode under socialism with his far-sighted wisdom and rare insight at a time when the Korean revolution was facing the worst difficulties. And he embodied it in all fields.

He made sure that party work and activities were oriented to the implementation of the Songun revolutionary line, the trait of giving importance to arms and military affairs prevailed throughout society and state machinery of Korean style with the National Defence Commission as its pivot was established. This was an event of special mention as it provided a sure political and institutional guarantee for enforcing the Songun politics.

He trained the KPA as invincible revolutionary armed forces and made the country emerge a world-level military power and a full-fledged nuclear weapons state.

Under his Songun leadership, the KPA has grown to be the most elite powerful revolutionary army with the transparent spirit of devotedly defending the leader and the DPRK's national defence industry developed into a powerful defence industry fully capable of producing any cutting-edge weapon.

He placed the unity and cohesion of the revolutionary ranks on the level of single-minded unity of the leader, the party, the army and the people by turning the KPA into the ranks of comrades who share destiny with the Supreme Commander and achieving the perfect unity of the army and people in thinking and fighting spirit.

The single-minded unity has become steel-strong at a time when the unity between the officers and men and combination of military and political affairs have become a shining reality in the whole army and the trait of army-people unity is given full play throughout society. This is the greatest wealth and the highest pride that can never be bartered for anything.

Kim Jong Il unrolled a grandiose blueprint for building a thriving nation during the Arduous March, forced march and led the KPA to make a breakthrough on major fronts of socialist construction and all the people to learn from the revolutionary soldier spirit. This made a high-pitched drive for great innovations and a great leap forward sweep throughout the country.

Marvelous events unprecedented in the 5 000-year-long history of the nation took place one after another thanks to his forced marches for field guidance, an indication of his love for the country and its people.

Satellites were put into the space, CNC-based machine tools mass-produced, Juche-oriented production systems established, monumental edifices, icons of the 21st century, appeared in different parts of the country and a new heyday was ushered in the construction of socialist culture.

His Songun revolutionary leadership and Songun politics resulted in the publication of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration and the October 4 declaration based on the idea of "By our nation itself" and the opening of a new phase in the country's reunification movement. They, at the same time, put strong spurs to firmly defending the peace and security in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world and promoting the human cause of independence.

The reporter said that the Songun revolutionary cause of Juche is making steady advance without an inch of deflection thanks to the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un.

We should build a thriving socialist nation on this land at an early date and achieve the independent reunification of the country and final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche by upholding the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Un with loyalty.

All party members, service personnel and people should hold Kim Jong Un in high esteem as the center of the unity and leadership, resolutely protect him politically and ideologically and with their lives in any adversity and unite close around him.

Our revolutionary armed forces are fully ready to fight decisive battles after occupying battle positions to cope with the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean warmongers' reckless maneuvers to provoke a war of aggression.

Upon receiving a combat order given by the Supreme Commander, the army and the people of the DPRK are firmly determined to fulfill it. If the enemy fires even a single shell at the territory of the DPRK, they will not miss the golden opportunity but deal prompt deadly blows at the enemy and wage a sacred war for national reunification.

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