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National Meeting Held to Commemorate Birth Anniv. of Kim Il Sung

l; Pyongyang, April 14 (KCNA) — A national meeting took place at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on Thursday to commemorate the 93rd birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.

Present there were senior officials of the Party, the state and the army, chairpersons of the friendly parties, members of the Cabinet, servicepersons of the Korean People’s Army, working people of all social strata in Pyongyang, delegations of overseas Koreans and other overseas Koreans in different regions.

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Present on invitation were foreign diplomatic envoys, representatives of international organizations here and foreign guests.

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Kim Yong Nam, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, made a report at the meeting.

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April 15, the birthday of Kim Il Sung, is the most significant and auspicious day when the dawn of liberation broke over Korea and a new era of Juche Korea opened up in the 5,000 year-long history of the nation and a holiday of the eternal sun as it brought a bright future and fortune to the life of the Korean people and progressive humankind, the reporter said, and went on:

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Kim Il Sung was a genius of the revolution and construction who performed the undying feats for the era, the revolution, the country and the people for a long period of 70 years with his outstanding ideas and leadership and through his dynamic revolutionary practices.

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He discovered the principle of independence that one should make a revolution by believing in the strength of one’s people and according to one’s own view and founded the immortal Juche idea on this basis.

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He developed and enriched the Juche idea with the fresh and profound ideological and theoretical treasures to establish the steadfast guiding idea of the era and, on its basis, clarified in an integral manner the theories, strategies and tactics concerning all stages and all sectors of the revolutionary struggle of the popular masses for independence and
methodologies of the revolution.

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In the early period of his revolutionary activities he taught truth that the army of the revolution provides a sure guarantee for realizing the national desire of the Korean people. He set out the idea and line on attaching importance to arms and, on its basis, created armed ranks and waged the anti-Japanese armed struggle, thus achieving the historic cause of the liberation of the country and establishing the brilliant revolutionary traditions of the WPK.

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Under his wise guidance the army and people of the DPRK could win a historic victory in the Fatherland Liberation War hard fought against the invasion by the U.S. imperialist aggressors who boasted of being the “strongest” in the world, honorably defend the freedom and independence of the country and set a worldwide example in the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. struggle.

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He led to victory the two anti-imperialist revolutionary wars in a generation with the might of the army of Mt. Paektu under the banner of the Juche idea, liberating the country and firmly defending the freedom and independence of the country. These are the political and military miracles wrought by Kim Il Sung, a military genius and illustrious commander born of Heaven, on behalf of the era, the revolution, the country and the people.

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He thoroughly applied the Juche-based revolutionary theories and line, successfully carried out the deep-going social revolution at the two stages and thus freed the Korean people from exploitation and oppression for good, achieved their socio-political independence and built socialism centered on the popular masses, independent in politics, self-supporting in economy and self-reliant in national defence, on this land where once centuries-old backwardness and poverty prevailed.

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His revolutionary life is characterized by his total dedication as he devoted his indefatigable efforts to the uniform development of the nation and the cause of global independence.

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He set out the idea and theory on global independence, encouraged the world progressive people to turn out in the struggle to build a new independent world by their concerted efforts against the domination and subjugation of the imperialists, thus opening a bright prospect of the revolutionary people struggling for independence.

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The revolutionary feats he performed in the annals of the Juche revolution are the results of his total dedication he made to the people, considering it as his maxim to believe in the people as in Heaven and a successful pyramid built by him in making a great history as he explored an untrodden path of revolution, pulling through all hardships with his strong faith and will of Juche.

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His revolutionary cause is being successfully carried forward and developed by leader Kim Jong Il and the President’s revolutionary history is given steady continuity under the leadership of the WPK.

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Kim Jong Il made a profound analysis and review of the whole history of the development of the preceding revolutionary theories and, on this basis, formulated the revolutionary idea of the President as an integral system of the idea, theory and method of Juche and proclaimed it as the guiding idea of the revolution in the era of independence.

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He has developed and enriched the revolutionary idea of the President with original ideological and theoretical treasures and successfully embodied it, thus putting the revolutionary cause of Juche on a higher stage.

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He completed the Juche-based theory on socialism at a time when the imperialists and renegades were becoming all the more pronounced in their moves to abuse socialism and thus paved a wide avenue for building socialism centred on the popular masses. He provided the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration, thereby opening a watershed phase for an early accomplishment of the cause of national reunification, true to the behests of the President.

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The reporter called upon all the Party members, servicepersons and people to hold the President in high esteem as the eternal sun of Juche, defend Kim Jong Il politically and ideologically and at the cost of their lives and firmly and become the Songun revolutionary comrades sharing the idea and intention and destiny with him on the road of the Songun revolution.

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