Pyongyang, April 26 (KCNA) — Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, appreciated together with
servicepersons of the three services of the KPA a performance given by the State Merited Chorus of the KPA on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the heroic KPA.
When Kim Jong Il appeared in the auditorium, the whole audience broke into thunderous cheers of “hurrah!” and enthusiastically welcomed him.
He warmly congratulated the servicepersons of the KPA on the army day.
The state merited chorus put on the stage such choruses as “The KPA, the Army of Mt. Paektu”, “Song of Defense of the Country”, “Song of An Airman”, “My Warship Means My Beloved Land”, “The Country I Am Defending”, “They Will Tell the Story of Soldier’s Love”, “Let’s Meet on the Front”, “Military Parade on Victory” and “We will Defend the Headquarters of Revolution with Our Lives”.
In their performance replete the militant spirit the artistes sang of the proud path of victory and glory covered by the KPA over the last more than 70 years under the uplifted red flag of revolution and strikingly demonstrated the unshakable faith and indomitable will of the army and the people to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche that started in the forest of Mt. Paektu.
At the end of the performance he waved back to the cheering performers and audience and congratulated the artistes on their successful performance.
Greatly satisfied with the splendid performance pervaded with the spirit of the era of Songun and the revolutionary soldier spirit, he expressed expectation and conviction that all the artistes of the chorus would dynamically conduct revolutionary performing activities to more powerfully arouse the servicepersons and people to the general march for the Songun revolution.
Appreciating the performance together with him were Kim Yong Chun, member of the DPRK National Defence Commission and chief of the General Staff of the KPA, Kim Kuk Thae and Kim Ki Nam, secretaries of the C.C, WPK, Ri Yong Chol, member of the WPK Central Military Commission and first vice department director of the C.C, WPK, KPA Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong and other general officers of the KPA.
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