Hyesan, June 4 (KCNA) — A national meeting took place at the Ryanggang Provincial Art Theatre Saturday to mark the 80th anniversary of the historic victorious Pochonbo battle commanded by President Kim Il Sung.
Present at the meeting were Pak Pong Ju, Kim Ki Nam, Ri Myong Su and other senior party, state and army officials, officials of party and armed forces organs, ministries, national institutions and field of education, merited persons, men and officers of the Korean People’s Army and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, party information workers, of the commanding officers and members of the 216 Shock Brigade and officials and working people in Ryanggang Province.
Kim Ki Nam, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., Workers’ Party of Korea, member of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, made a report.
The brilliant victory in the Pochonbo battle commanded by Kim Il Sung was a historic event of weighty significance in the Korean people’s anti-Japanese armed struggle and the world people’s struggle for national liberation, the reporter said, and went on:
The Pochonbo battle, conducted in the critical time when the destiny of the Korean nation was at the crossroads of life and death due to the monstrous colonial rule by the Japanese imperialists, gave the Koreans hope for revival and aroused them to the sacred war for national liberation.
As the Korean people cherished the firm faith and will to follow President Kim Il sung and the unshakable conviction in the victory of the revolution, they could accomplish the historic cause of national liberation by defeating the ferocious Japanese imperialist aggressors through an indomitable struggle and demonstrate the before the world their dignity as a heroic people who crushed the U.S. imperialists boasting of being the “strongest” in the world.
Our people had worked heroic epic of creation and construction in different annals of the revolution and laid eternal foundations for building a prosperous and powerful country. This is a miracle of history brought by the indomitable revolutionary faith to staunchly go the long way of the revolution under the leadership of the President.
The flames of Pochonbo, which has brightly showed the road ahead of the Korean revolution for eight decades, is raging furiously as a banner of struggle hastening its final victory under the wise guidance of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who is successfully accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche started in Mt Paektu.
The gun report of revolution in Pochonbo is that for the anti-imperialist revolution and Songun as it taught the philosophical principle that it is needed to fight against the outrageous imperialist aggressors with arms to the last.
The reporter called upon all the people to glorify the revolutionary traditions of Paektu as the eternal ideological asset of Korea and dynamically advance to accomplish the cause of building a socialist power of Juche.
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