Pyongyang, May 24 (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 women’s battalion under KPA Unit No. 370.
He was greeted on the spot by commanding officers of the unit and the battalion.
He acquainted himself with the battalion’s performance of duty before watching its women soldiers in firepower training.
He set forth tasks to be fulfilled to further increase the unit’s combat capability, greatly satisfied to see all the women soldiers trained into stalwart women fighters fully prepared politically and ideologically, in military technique and physically to defend the socialist country as firm as an impregnable fortress.
Then he learnt in detail about the soldiers’ service and living, going round an education room, a bedroom, a mess hall, a kitchen, a wash-cum-bath house, a subsidiary food store, an outdoor resting place, a barn and other places.
He showed paternal care for their living so that they may not feel any slightest inconvenience, inquiring about details ranging from the size of their TV sets, the temperature in their bedrooms and the quality of water in the wash-cum-bath house to the methods of storing non-staple food and its processing.
There is nothing to spare for the women soldiers standing guard over the country with arms in hands, he said, earnestly instructing the commanding officers of the unit to do their utmost to improve their living conditions.
He met with those soldiers who have distinguished themselves in military service including training.
He highly praised their military merits, asking each of them about her age, height, hometown, occupation of her parents, the date of her joining in the army and any difficulty in her service.
Our women who have fully inherited the revolutionary spirit of the women heroes who made long journeys of anti-Japanese bloody battles under the commandership of President Kim Il Sung have contributed to strengthening the revolutionary armed forces in various services and arms of the People’s Army, he noted, adding it is another aspect of the pride of the KPA to have excellent women soldiers.
He spared time to watch an art performance given by women soldiers.
He gave the women soldiers of the battalion a pair of binoculars, a machine gun and an automatic rifle as gifts before having a photo session with them.
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