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7th Kimilsungia Festival Closes

Pyongyang, April 22 (KCNA) — The 7th Kimilsungia Festival which opened on April 13 closed Friday.

The festival held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Kimilsungia, flower representing the sun, and the Day of the Sun was a festival of flowers which expressed profound reverence and extended highest tribute and glory to President Kim Il Sung. It was, at the same time, a grand political festival which fully showed the revolutionary mettle and noble spiritual world of the army and people in the DPRK single-mindedly united around the headquarters of the revolution.

On display at the biggest-ever festival were at least 10,000 potted Kimilsungias and a variety of rare flowers contributed by organs of the armed forces, ministries and national institutions, all provinces of the country, servicepersons of the Korean People’s Army, working people and school youth and children. Also among the entries were hundreds of potted Kimilsungias reflecting the best wishes of foreign diplomatic missions and missions of international organizations here, a number of friendship bodies, public organizations and individuals of different countries and overseas Koreans.

More than 750,000 servicepersons, working people, school youth and children including senior officials of the Party, the state and the army visited the festival.

It was also visited by the diplomatic corps, the military attaches corps and the economic and commercial councilors’ corps here, more than a hundred delegations and art troupes of different countries, overseas Korean delegations and foreigners and overseas Koreans on visit to the DPRK.

A closing ceremony of the festival was held at the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition.
Present there were Choe Thae Bok, Yang Hyong Sop, Jong Ha Chol and other senior officials, KPA servicepersons, working people, school youth and children and staff members of the Indonesian embassy here.

At the ceremony diplomas of the best prize and commemorative cups went to 2 6 units including the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces, Kim Song Dok-led Unit and Ri Phung Gil-led Unit of the KPA, Pyongyang City, the Foreign Ministry, the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the Secretariat of the Cabinet, the Ministry of People’s Security and the Ministry of Land and Marine Transport. 41 other units were awarded diplomas of the excellent prize and commemorative cups, 17 units diplomas of merit and commemorative cups and the Central Botanical Garden a diploma of technology prize and a commemorative cup.

Gold, silver and bronze medals went to 30 individual participants in the festival.

Meanwhile, a diploma of special prize was conferred upon the Indonesian embassy here, diplomas of the best prize upon the delegation of the organizing committee for the international floriculture exhibition of the Ministry of Agriculture of Thailand and Ri Pyong Sang, chairman of the American Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Association. Diplomas of excellent prize went to Kim Jin Song, son of anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter So Sun Ok in China, and two Chinese residents in the DPRK.

Vice-Premier of the Cabinet Kwak Pom Gi, who is chairman of the organizing committee of the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Festival, made a closing address.

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