Pyongyang, March 20 (KCNA) — The Hakdanggol Revolutionary Site is located in the central part of Pyongyang, the DPRK, where indomitable revolutionary fighter and outstanding leader of the anti-Japanese national liberation movement Kim Hyong Jik formed the Korean National Association (KNA) on March 23, Juche 6(1917).
He knitted youths and students for the attainment of the aim of “Jiwon”(Aim High) while attending Sungsil Middle School from 1911.
Embarking upon the road of revolution as a professional revolutionary in the spring of 1913, he set forth the original policy of forming an unlawful organization enrolling various social strata including workers, peasants, teachers, students, soldiers (of the independence army), merchants, religionists and handicraftsmen with the Korean fighters for independence of the new generation as its backbone.
Having made thoroughgoing preparations, he formed the KNA.
Later, he laid down measures to enlarge the association to broad areas at several meetings including the Hakdanggol Meeting held early in February 1919.
Standing at the Hakdanggol revolutionary site is a monument dedicated to the KNA formation “Everlasting Glorify to the Korean National Association” which will hand down the undying revolutionary exploits of Kim Hyong Jik through generations.
President Kim Il Sung says in his reminiscences “With the Century” that the KNA was a secret organization which aimed at guiding the Koreans to achieve national independence and establishing a truly modern state by their own efforts, united in one body, and that it was one of the anti-Japanese underground revolutionary organizations of Korean patriots largest in scale at home and abroad at the time around the March First Popular Uprising.
On the occasion of the 89th anniversary of the formation of the KNA, servicepersons of the Korean People’s Army and working people from all strata have visited the revolutionary site to learn from the undying revolutionary exploits of Kim Hyong Jik.
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