Pyongyang, July 8 (KCNA) — There are many institutions and structures which are called by the name “people” in the DPRK.
The name is associated with President Kim Il Sung’s noble outlook on people.
When organizing anti-Japanese armed units, he named them “Anti-Japanese People’s Guerilla Army”, the first of its kind in the history of Korea. Since then, a lot of institutions and structures are called by the name “people”.
During the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle he showed warm love for the people, saying that the commander was also a son of the people. And after the liberation of the country he built an independent and sovereign state and saw to it that the state was given the name “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” and the regular army the name “Korean People’s Army”.
Similar name was given to the power bodies from the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK to the county people’s committee, the security organs from the Ministry of People’s Security to the people’s security station and other public institutions. They all serve the working masses.
Educational, public health and cultural institutions are called by “people”. Among the institutions named by the President are the Pyongyang City People’s Hospital No.1 (October 20, 1945), the University of National Economics, the People’s Palace of Culture and the Grand People’s Study House.
There are many honorary titles including People’s Artiste and People’s Athlete to be awarded to those who have distinguished themselves for the society and collective.
The Korean people, with deep reverence, look back on the whole life of President Kim Il Sung who had dedicated his all for the people under the motto “The people are my God”.
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