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Historical Myongsin School

Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) — Myongsin School located in Ponghwa-ri in Kangdong County, Pyongyang, is associated with the exploits performed by Kim Hyong Jik, an outstanding leader of the anti-Japanese national liberation movement in Korea and indomitable revolutionary fighter.

He established the school in March Juche 5 (1916) after moving the center of his revolutionary activities to Ponghwa-ri. At the school, he brought up pupils to be ardent patriots, reliable revolutionaries with the ideology of Jiwon (Aim High), teaching them the Korean written and spoken languages, history and geography, maths, songs and the like.

He implanted national pride and anti-Japanese and patriotic spirit in the heart of the children through lectures on the brave struggles of the Korean people who beat back foreign invaders and extracurricular activities. He also disseminated songs including “Song of Myongsin School” and “Song of Advance” composed by him among the pupils and people, arousing them to the anti-Japanese struggle. Saying that one could study well and devotedly fight for the independence of the country as one had strong body and soul, he frequently organized the various games including the playing at war and tug-of-war.

He provided school things to the poor children and let the children who were far off from the school board and lodge in his house.

He taught night school for rural youths.

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