Pyongyang, April 19 (KCNA) — Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, inspected a company under KPA Unit 2040.
Kim Jong Il was greeted on the spot by commanding officers of the unit and the company.
He acquainted himself with the company’s performance of duty before watching its servicepersons in training.
He learned in detail about the company’s fulfillment of its training program. He set forth important tasks for putting the training on a scientific and regular basis, satisfied to learn that all the servicepersons of the company have cultivated a-match-for-a hundred strength through intensive training.
He called for directing primary efforts to training, saying that a genuine life of a serviceman begins with training and he finds his life rewarding in the drill ground that requires much sweat and can glorify it in the days of his worthwhile military service and in the battlefield under a hail of bullets and shells.
He took deep care of the soldiers’ living, going round an educational room, a bedroom, a mess hall, a kitchen, a wash-cum-bath house, a daily provision store, an outdoor resting place, a barn and other places of the company.
After familiarizing himself with the sideline job done last year and the preparations for the sideline job for this year, he praised the commanding officers and men of the company for having actively developed the sideline job including farming and stockbreeding through their concerted efforts to provide conditions for plentiful diet.
He underscored the need to cultivate various crops including vegetables and haricot in sideline fields and around barracks and taught ways to do so.
He highly appreciated the achievements made by the servicepersons of the company, greatly pleased with the fact that they have converted their company into a steel-strong combat contingent through successful combat and political training and their admirable management of the company, regarding the defence of the country as the most vivid manifestation of patriotism.
He gave the servicepersons of the company a pair of binoculars and an automatic rifle as gifts before having a photo session with them.
He was accompanied by KPA Generals Ri Myong Su and Hyon CHol Hae and Ri Yong Chol, member of the Central Military Commission of the WPK and first vice department director of the C.C., WPK.
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