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Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Erected at Kim Il Sung Military University

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

Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) -- The statues of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were erected at Kim Il Sung Military University on the occasion of its 60th birthday.

The erection of the statues of the illustrious commanders at the university marks a great event reflecting the steadfast will of all the service personnel of the Korean People's Army (KPA) to glorify the immortal Songun revolutionary exploits performed by the Generalissimos for all ages.

A ceremony of unveiling the statues was held with splendor on Monday.

Attending the ceremony was Marshal Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the KPA.

Present there were Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Jong Gak, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Yong Chun, Ri Yong Mu, Hyon Chol Hae and O Kuk Ryol, officials of the party and armed forces, teachers and cadets of the university, graduates, officials of military schools at all levels, servicepersons of the KPA, military families, and officials and employees of those units which contributed to the erection of the statues.

Present there on invitation were diplomatic envoys of different countries, representatives of international organizations and military attaches here.

Those who unveiled the statues were senior party and state officials Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Jong Gak, Jang Song Thaek and Kim Yong Chun and Ryo Chun Sok, president of the university.

The moment the statues were unveiled, the statues of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il shed bright rays.

Laid before the statues was a floral basket in the name of Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Seen before the statues was a floral basket in the joint name of the WPK Central Committee, the WPK Central Military Commission and the DPRK National Defence Commission and a floral basket in the name of the university.

Laid before the statues were floral baskets in the names of the KPA General Staff, the KPA General Political Bureau, the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces, different units of the KPA, military schools, units associated with the leadership exploits of the brilliant commanders of Mt. Paektu and faculties of the university.

All the participants paid tribute to the Generalissimos in reverence for them.

Kim Jong Un in his speech said that Kim Il Sung Military University is the university of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il both in name and reality as it was built and developed under their energetic leadership and warm care, reviewing with pride the history covered by the university for six decades.

The university has grown to be the nation's highest seat for military education and prestigious, world-level university which has a long history and opened a heyday of its development, he said, adding that it is entirely attributable to the wise leadership of the Generalissimos.

He set forth the university's mission, duty and tasks.

There took place a march-past of guards of honor of the ground, naval, air and anti-air forces of the KPA, and worker-peasant red guards.

Kim Jong Un saluted back to the marchers passing by the tribune of honor in fine array.

The Korean People's Army Military Band and the Female Brass Band of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces vividly represented militant might and appearance of the elite army through the well-organized change of formation and lively and peculiar rhythms while sounding solemn and revolutionary military music.

At the end of the ceremony the cheers of "Hurrah!" resounded.

Kim Jong Un warmly waved back to the enthusiastic cheers of all the participants.

He exchanged greetings with diplomatic envoys of different countries, representatives of international organizations and military attaches here, invitees to the ceremony.



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