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Moranbong Band Visits KPA Large Combined Unit

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

Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- 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 Korean People's Army, sent the Moranbong Band to a unit under KPA Large Combined Unit 630 on Thursday, keeping his promise made while inspecting the unit in March last.

Among the officials who paid the congratulatory visit to the unit together with the band were Pak Pong Ju, Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Kyong Hui, Kim Kyok Sik, Kim Yang Gon, Hwang Pyong So, Son Chol Ju, Ryom Chol Song, Jon Chang Bok and Kim Jang Su.

KPA Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, director of the KPA General Political Bureau, conveyed to the unit gifts sent by Kim Jong Un.

Creators and artistes of the band together with senior officials went round the monument to the revolutionary activities of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, the room devoted to the education through revolutionary relics, the room devoted to the history of the unit, the heroes hall and sub-unit of the unit.

Soldiers of the unit presented reed flute pipe ensemble 'Song of devoted protection of the leader sung by soldiers in the enemy rear' and martial art of special skill in welcome of them.

A performance was given by the band at the soldiers' hall before full house in celebration of the first anniversary of Kim Jong Un's election as first secretary of the WPK and first chairman of the NDC of the DPRK.

The service personnel and their families were very much pleased and excited to watch at their post the performance of the band, which has developed under the meticulous guidance of Kim Jong Un into an art troupe of national value enjoying high acclamation of the army and people.

When well-known female singers and instrumentalists appeared on the stage, the audience enthusiastically welcomed them with great excitement and loud applause.

A presenter told the audience that Kim Jong Un sent the band to encourage the service personnel of the combined unit, which he loves more than any others, always thinking of it though very busy making preparations for a final battle with enemies to defend the country and its people at a time when huge aggressor forces are staging maneuvers for a war of aggression even in the sky, land and seas very near the forefront of the country with their destructive weapons involved, pushing the situation to the brink of a war.

She expressed belief that the service personnel of the unit would creditably perform their mission as first-line human bullets and bombs devotedly protecting the leader and members of a death-defying corps and a scouting party for national reunification, bearing deep in mind the profound trust reposed by the Supreme Commander in them by making sure that the Moranbong Band gave its first frontline performance at the unit.

Put on the stage were colorful numbers including light music 'Look at Us', female trio 'When the Night Wears on in This Land', light music 'The Country Will Always Remember You' and 'Advance and Advance', light music and song 'Our March' and finale 'People Have Single Mind'.

The performers sang high praises of the immortal exploits Marshal Kim Jong Un has performed by successfully weathering the stern trial of history with his firm faith and will to keep to the road of independence, Songun and socialism paved by the great Generalissimos.

At the end of the performance soldiers mounted the stage and said with great excitement that the respected Supreme Commander's dispatch of the Moranbong Band to their unit was a manifestation of his deep trust in the service personnel of the unit and the greatest privilege granted by him to them.

They said full of confidence that when the time comes for a final decisive battle, they would storm into the strongholds of the enemies at a lightning speed and deal successive deadly blows at their headquarters and mercilessly blow up all the disgusting military installations and puppet reactionary ruling institutions.

The audience repeatedly broke out into shouts of slogans including 'Let's defend with our very lives the Party Central Committee headed by the great Comrade Kim Jong Un!'

The creators and artistes of the band promised them that they would wait for the soldiers after setting up a stage for performance celebrating the victory in the war on the debris of the enemies' strongholds. They left the unit amid the warm send-off of the service personnel and their families.

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