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Monument to Paek Son Haeng Unearthed

Pyongyang, August 1 (KCNA) — The monument to Paek Son Haeng has been recently discovered in Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, the DPRK.

Paek Son Haeng (1848-1933) was a patriotic rich woman. She donated a colossal amount of money for the enlightenment and development of the nation while living a frugal life.

The monument was investigated by researchers of the National Classic Institute under the Academy of Social Science.

It was reared by a number of people including Kang Ton Uk (February 1871-November 1943), maternal grandfather of President Kim Il Sung, on July 16, Juche 16 (1927) to hand down to posterity the patriotic deed of Paek Son Haeng, who donated a large acreage of land and fund to the construction of Changdok School and various schools.

The original monument consisted of a pedestal, body stone and shade stone. But only the body stone has been discovered. It is 170 centimeters high, 43 wide and 31 thick.

Engraved on the front side of the monument are words ” Monument to Paek Son Haeng” in bold letters, the words introducing her patriotic deed on the back side and the names of more than 140 persons concerned on the both sides.

General Secretary Kim Jong Il, who values the nation’s history and the people’s patriotic doings, saw to it to restore to its original state the Monument to Paek Son Haeng and set up it, along with the explanatory board, in the compound of the Paek Son Haeng Memorial House in the front of the Ryongwang Pavilion so that a lot of people can see it.

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