Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) — A meeting of schoolchildren for remembering President Kim Il Sung was held at the education ground in front of his statue at the Pyongyang Schoolchildren’s Palace on Thursday with the 12th anniversary of his death at hand.
Addressing the meeting, Kim Kyong Ho, first secretary of the Central Committee of the youth league, said the schoolchildren nationwide were recollecting in a solemn frame of mind the life of Generalissimo Kim Il Sung who devoted his all to the bright future of the country, commemorating the lapse of 12 years since the day in 1994 when the whole country was seized with profound grief over his demise.
He referred to the history of great loving care of Kim Il Sung who put the pencil problem on the agenda at the first meeting of the Provisional People’s Committee of North Korea in the liberated country and took care that schools and palaces for children were built before anything else when every ton of cement and every ton of steel were counted due to the wounds of the war.
Kim Ok Sun, an anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter, told the emotional legend of love of Kim Il Sung who took warm care of Children’s Corps members and reliably brought up them into full-fledged successors to the revolution in the rigorous days of the bloody anti-Japanese battles. She asked the younger generation to hold in higher esteem Kim Jong Il who is identical to Kim Il Sung.
Those recollecting him said the history of love for the rising generation and importance attached to youth was flowing endlessly in this land under the care of Kim Jong Il who has the same noble outlook on the rising generation as Kim Il Sung had. And they expressed their firm resolution to prepare themselves to be staunch Songun young vanguard, children’s lifeguards devotedly defending Kim Jong Il.
Present at the meeting together with schoolchildren were Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the C.C., the Workers’ Party of Korea, Kim Yong Jin, minister of Education, and others.
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