22nd Kimjongilia Festival Opens

Pyongyang, February 13 (KCNA) — The 22nd Kimjongilia Festival opened with due ceremony at the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition here Tuesday to mark the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il.

Seen at the festival venue are photos of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il.
Its theme is “Kimjongilia in full bloom in Juche Korea displaying its honor as the great power”.
On show at the festival are tens of thousands of potted Kimjongilias cultivated by many units, including armed forces organs, ministries and national institutions, working people from all walks of life and school youth and children.
Also on display are flowers in praise of leader Kim Jong Il cultivated with much care by overseas compatriots’ organizations including the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), overseas compatriots, diplomatic missions of various countries and international bodies here, friendship and solidarity organizations and personages of different countries.
Present at the opening ceremony were Pak Kwang Ho, vice-chairman of the C.C., Workers’ Party of Korea, Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, Jon Kwang Ho, vice-premier of the Cabinet, and officials of the festival organizing committee and the units which presented flowers to the festival, servicepersons and working people.
Also attending it were overseas compatriots and foreign guests who came here to take part in the 22nd Kimjongilia Festival.

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