Pyongyang, November 25 (KCNA) — The erection of the monument to the three-point charter of national reunification is making brisk headway in Pyongyang thanks to the positive support and concern of all the compatriots in the north, south and overseas.
A joint promotion committee of compatriots in the north, south and overseas to undertake the erection of the monument to the three-point charter of national reunification as a pan-national reunification movement was formed at the north, south and overseas consultative meeting of the National Alliance for the Country’s Reunification held from November 5 to 6.
The South Korean organizations for reunification are staging a movement to prepare best stone for the monument, saying that “the monument is a pride of the nation and a beacon to push forward the reunification cause of the nation.”
A ground-breaking ceremony for the monument was held with representatives of compatriots in the north, south and abroad attending as part of the August 15 Grand Pan-National Pro-Reunification Festival. With this desire for reunification growing stronger, the groundwork concrete tamping was completed in a matter of three months.
The monument is rising at the entrance to Thongil Street, a gateway to Pyongyang from Kaesong.
The President Kim Il Sung set forth the three principles of national reunification, the proposal on founding the Democratic Confederal Republic of Koryo and the 10-point program of the great unity of the entire nation and General Secretary Kim Jong Il formulated them as the three-point charter of national reunification. The monument will be erected in such a way as to make a formative and artistic representation of the validity and vitality of the charter.
The main pillar of this 55 metre high monument will be supported by the three pillars symbolic of compatriots in the north, south and overseas. It depicts the dance “Tansimjul” (May pole) on the theme of the anti-Japanese national united front which was created and performed in the period of the anti-Japanese armed struggle.
The facade of the main pillar of the monument will be inscribed with the letters “monument to three-point charter of national reunification” and its lower parts with the content of the charter. It will have a ring 4 metres in diameter on its top and a map of reunified Korea will be carved on its frontal side.
The monument will be characterized by the stone contributed to the monument by compatriots in the north, south and overseas with all sincerity.
Those who have made a tangible contribution, material and mental, to the country’s reunification will also find space for placing stone in their own names on the monument according to their wishes.
A long screen-like granite wall will be erected behind the monument on which compatriots in the north, south and overseas in struggle for national reunification will be carved in bronze.
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