Pyongyang, June 30 (KCNA) — Kim Won Gyun Pyongyang Conservatory, a grand seat for the education in music in the era of Songun, was completed.
A bust of composer Kim Won Gyun, winner of Kim Il Sung Order and Kim Il Sung Prize, Labor Hero and People’s Artist, was seen standing in front of the main building of the conservatory.
He created immortal revolutionary paean “Song of General Kim Il Sung” and the “Patriotic Song (the National Anthem)” after the liberation of the country, making an outstanding contribution to rapidly developing the nation’s music. He also composed many famous songs with high ideological and artistic value and rendered great services for the production of “Phibada (Sea of Blood)”-style revolutionary operas and the training of future musicians.
A ceremony for the completion of the conservatory took place on the spot Thursday.
Kang Nung Su, minister of Culture, said in his address it was entirely thanks to the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il that the conservatory could be built as a seat for the education in music in Songun Korea.
Present there were Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, and others.
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