Pyongyang, April 5 (KCNA) — A Heaven Day ceremony was held here today to mark the 146th anniversary of the foundation of the Chondoist Religion.
Attending the ceremony were Ryu Mi Yong, chairwoman of the Korean Chondoist Church Central Guidance Committee, officials of the committee including O Ik Je and other Chondoists in the city.
The ceremony was held according to the rules of etiquette of the Chondoist Religion. Vice-Chairman of the Committee Kang Chol Won made an address at the ceremony.
He looked back on the history of the patriotic struggle waged by the Chondoists against foreign forces, noting that the Chondoist Religion came into being as a national religion holding aloft the banner of “rejection of the West and Japan” and “promotion of national interests and welfare of the people” at a time when a serious threat was posed to the aspiration of the Korean people after independence and the security of the country and the nation, the people who stood at the crossroads of life or death due to the tyranny of the corrupt feudal rule of the Ri Dynasty.
The Chondoists have covered the worthwhile and proud road of victory and glory through activities for the building of a new country and national reunification, he said, adding: This is ascribable to the ardent love of President Kim Il Sung, the great leader of the Korean nation, and leader Kim Jong Il, the lodestar of national reunification, for the fellow countrymen and their wise leadership.
He called upon the Chondoists in the north and the south to thoroughly implement the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration under the banner of “By our nation itself” so as to accelerate the reunification of the country, the greatest patriotic task before the nation, and take the lead in the patriotic movement for independent reunification, peace against war and overall national unity for the present.
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