Pyongyang, April 9 (KCNA) — Rodong Sinmun Sunday dedicates an editorial to the 24th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il’s election as chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.
Kim Jong Il is a prominent leader and an ardent patriot who reliably protected the destiny of the country and the nation and advanced the cause of building a socialist power to victory with his unique idea and energetic Songun leadership, the editorial says, and goes on:
Under his leadership the Korean People’s Army grew to be an army strong in idea and faith and the crack ranks of combatants and the DPRK turned into a satellite manufacturing and launching state and a nuclear power. And a vigorous industrial revolution in the new century was launched in the country.
His idea and feats for the building of a socialist power serve as a basic guarantee and motive force that make it possible for the DPRK to display its might as an invincible politico-military giant and dash toward the high eminence of prosperity along the orbit of self-reliance and self-development.
They constitute the main source of the strength of the country and its people who are making uninterrupted innovations and progress and successive offensive, creating new spirit and speed of the era, and the eternal treasure for the prosperity of the country.
The idea and cause of Kim Jong Il are science and victory.
The editorial calls on all the people to hold Kim Jong Il in high esteem as the eternal leader of the party and the revolution and glorify his noble revolutionary career and exploits, dedicated to the country and its people, for all ages.
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