Pyongyang, June 28 (KCNA) — A decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK was promulgated on June 27 to name the conservatory Kim Won Gyun Pyongyang Conservatory in recognition of his great contribution to the development of music in the country.
According to the decree, Kim Won Gyun who could fully display his talent and realize his hope under the care of President Kim Il Sung successfully created immortal revolutionary paean “Song of General Kim Il Sung” and “Patriotic Song” (the present National Anthem of the DPRK), thereby making a great contribution to rapidly developing the nation’s music right after the liberation of the country. In the subsequent period, too, he made distinguished services for creating famous songs of high ideological and artistic value and training future musicians, it added.
To name the conservatory, a great seat for education in music in the era of Songun, after the musician whom the Workers’ Party of Korea and the people remember is of weighty significance in conveying to posterity the merits of the Korean musicians who dedicated themselves to the Party and the socialist motherland through their worthwhile activities for art creation after being trained under the care of the Party and the leader and in bringing a new heyday in the Juche-based music under the Songun leadership of the Party, the decree stressed.
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