Pyongyang, May 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, enjoyed together with KPA servicepersons a performance given by art groups of servicemen’s families of KPA Unit 593 and KPA Unit 529 which participated in the 8th contest among art groups of servicemen’s families.
When Kim Jong Il appeared in the auditorium, the whole audience warmly welcomed him with stormy cheers.
Also among the audience were Kim Yong Chun, chief of the General Staff of the KPA, KPA Generals Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong, general officers and Secretary Kim Ki Nam, First Vice-Department Director Ri Jae Il and Vice-Department Director Hwang Pyong So of the C. C., the WPK.
The performers put on the stage colorful numbers of various genres including choruses “Nostalgia” and “My Country Is Very Good,” a dialogic poem and drama “The Guardian of Our Life,” a duet “Blue Sky over My Country,” a short drama “Precious Wealth,” a story and song “We Will Enshrine the Profound Loving Care,” a poem and chorus “Let’s Advance Faster for Higher Goal” and a chorus “You Are Our Mental Mainstay.”
In their repertoire they loudly sang of their high pride and honor of working hard as women revolutionaries reliably taking charge of posts of the revolution under the loving care of Kim Jong Il and their worthwhile life replete with optimism and joy. They, at the same time, powerfully demonstrated the fixed faith and will, revolutionary spirit and indomitable stamina of the servicemen’s families to devotedly protect the headquarters of the revolution and remain loyal to the sacred cause of Songun alongside their husbands.
At the end of the performance he waved to the enthusiastically cheering performers and audience. He congratulated the performers on their successful
He expressed great satisfaction over their splendid performance high in its ideological value and artistry as they gave a unique and truthful representation of their life and feelings in each number.
He set forth tasks which would serve as guidelines in developing popular and mass art activities, noting that brisk performances being given by art groups of servicemen’s families at all units play the role of a powerful motive force vigorously arousing our army and people to the struggle to defend socialism because they constitute one more aspect of brilliant revolutionary soldier culture created in the era of Songun.
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