Congratulations to Kim Jong Il from Cambodian parties
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- The delegations of the Khmer Democratic Party, the Khmer Civic Party and the Khmer Combatants Party for Mulinaka and Liberty of Cambodia respectively visited the DPRK embassy in Phnom Penh to congratulate General Secretary Kim Jong Il on his 57th Birthday.
The delegations laid floral baskets before the portraits of the President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il and paid tribute to them.
Party leaders said that General Secretary Kim Jong Il's birthday is a holiday common to humankind the Korean people as well as the world people should commemorate.
Availing themselves of this auspicious opportunity, they sincerely wished a long life and good health to Kim Jong Il, supreme leader of the Korean party, state and armed forces.
Congratulatory message to Kim Jong Il from NDFSK central committee
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a congratulatory message from the central committee of the National Democratic Front of South Korea on Feb. 16, his 57th birthday.
The message says:
You, the respected marshal endowed with literary and military accomplishments, loyalty and filial piety, embarked upon the road of revolution in your early years and have led the socialist cause of Juche and the human cause of independence to the road of a certain victory with your brilliant intelligence and extraordinary leadership, performing great, immortal exploits in the annals of revolution.
You systematized the Juche idea in an integral way, comprehensively developed it in depth and perfected the theory on socialism as a scientific doctrine with your extraordinary intelligence so that Juche Korea could advance vigorously along the track of Juche without the slightest turns and twists and the people struggling for independence and socialism could advance under the ever-victorious banner.
The most beautiful flower garden of loyalty and filial piety and moral obligation has spread, the whole army and all the people are becoming rifles and bombs defending their lader with their lives, an artificial satellite "Kwangmyongsong 1" was launched into orbit to record the stamina of a matchless country in the history of space and their rifles have been loaded with bullets of merciless vengeance sending shivers down the spine of the enemies with such annihilating grit and courage that the earth will cease to exist without Juche Korea. This world startling miracle shines as grand edifice of the era.
It is the greatest fortune and highest honor for the Korean nation and progressive humankind to hold you in high esteem as an outstanding leader in the era of independence.
The people in the south are now waging a sacred struggle, invariably and ardently revering you.
The NDFSK will wage a more powerful struggle against the United States and its stooges and for reunification, collaborating with communism and the north under the uplifted banner of the struggle against outside forces and for independence, as required by the prevailing situation and the development of the revolutionary movement, and thus certainly bring about a new signal turning-point in the national democratic movement.
The NDFSK central committee wholeheartedly wished Marshal Kim Jong Il a long life in good health, representing the unanimous wish of all the vanguard fighters and patriotic people of all walks of life in the south, says the message.
Chinese residents here visit Revolutionary Museum
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- Chinese residents in Korea visited the Revolutionary Museum of Kim Il Sung University on Feb. 15, one day before the February holiday.
They laid floral baskets before the Statue of the great leader Kim Jong Il in the museum and paid tribute to him.
They went round historic mementos and relics on display, being briefed on the great exploits performed by him through energetic ideological, theoretical and practical activities at the university.
Congratulatory message to Kim Jong Il from Chongryon central standing committee
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a congratulatory message from the central standing committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), on Feb. 16, his 57th birthday.
The message says:
You, the respected Marshal Kim Jong Il, are a great statesman, an iron-willed commander and a benevolent father of the people who has performed undying feats for the country, the nation, the era and humankind by leading to victory and glory for decades the struggle to carry forward and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche, started by the fatherly leader Generalissimo Kim Il Sung, with your extraordinary ideological and theoretical intelligence and outstanding leadership ability.
You broke a new ground in the cause of making the leader immortal, unprecedented in history, with your purest loyalty and filial piety and moral obligation and made sure that the revolutionary life and immortal feats of the Generalissimo shine long down through generations.
The wise leadership of you who unfolded a bright blueprint for building a powerful socialist nation and made a breakthrough in bringing about a great turn through your ceaseless on-site guidance to put it into practice is implanting conviction of victory and optimism about the rise of powerful and prosperous Kim Il Sung's Korea in near future in the mind of all the fellow countrymen.
Chongryon officials and Koreans in Japan could firmly defend their organisation and build up the tower of patriotism and allegiance higher true to the ever-victorious teachings given by you, cherishing the immovable faith that only when they are led by you can they win in face of the anti-DPRK, anti-Chongryon moves unprecedented since the formation of Chongryon.
We will make a tangible contribution to building a powerful nation in the same spirit as that of the people in the homeland who are out in the second Chollima grand march in order to bring about a great turn in the building of a powerful nation.
The central standing committee of Chongryon wholeheartedly wished Marshal Kim Jong Il a long life in good health, representing the reverence of all the Chongryon officials and Koreans in Japan for him, says the message.
Floral basket and congratulatory letter from diplomatic corps
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a floral basket and a congratulatory letter from the foreign diplomatic corps here on his birthday.
the floral basket and congratulatory letter were handed to Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun by Nigerian ambassador to Korea Olugbenga Ayodeji Ashiru on Monday.
He also received a floral basket and a congratulatory letter from the foreign economic and commercial councilors corps here and a floral basket from other embassy officials.
Talks between secretary of WPK and Gen. Sec. of ICP
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- Talks between Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and Rod Eley, general secretary of the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist), were held in Pyongyang on Monday.
The two sides informed each other of their party activities and exchanged views on developing friendly relations between the two parties and a series of matters of mutual concern.
The talks proceeded in a friendly atmosphere.
Floral baskets, gifts and congratulatory letters from foreign diplomatic envoys and embassies here
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il received floral baskets, gifts and congratulatory letters from foreign diplomatic envoys and embassies here on the occasion of his birthday.
The floral baskets, gifts and congratulatory letters were handed to officials concerned by diplomatic envoys and embassies of China, Cambodia, Laos, Libya, India, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Egypt, Poland, Hungary, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cuba, Romania, Yugoslavia, Yemen and Palestine.
He also received congratulatory letters from the acting resident representative of the UNDP and the head of the German interest section here.
Foreigners visit Third Kimjongilia Show Hall
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- The foreign diplomatic corps, military attaches corps and other embassy officials here visited the 3rd Kimjongilia Show Hall on Monday on the occasion of the birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
That day Pak Kwang Gi, chief of the Pyongyang mission of the National Democratic Front of South Korea and its staff also visited the hall.
Kim Jong Il sends educational aid fund and stipend
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il sent educational aid fund and stipend amounting to 114,030,000 yen for the development of the Democratic National Education of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan.
The educational aid fund and stipend sent by the President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il for children of compatriots in Japan in 143 installments totaled 43,918,263,000 yen.
Pyongyang youths and students meet
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- Youths and students in Pyongyang met on February 15 to celebrate the 57th birthday of Kim Jong Il.
Present at the meeting were Pak Song Chol and other senior party and state officials.
First secretary Ri Il Hwan of the central committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League made a report. Then followed speeches of representatives of young people from all walks of life.
The reporter and speakers said the birth of the respected Marshal Kim Jong Il was the greatest fortune not only for the Korean people but also for humankind and a historic event which gave a sure guarantee for the accomplishment of Juche revolution and bright future of humankind.
The Marshal is the destiny and future of the country and people and the symbol of victory, they said, and continued:
All the youths and students should demonstrate the spirit of socialist Korea and exalt the new times of Juche revolution forever under his guidance.
A congratulatory group of youths and students recited a congratulatory poem "Congratulations on February Holiday" at the meeting.
A congratulatory letter to the marshal was adopted there.
Evening of Ministry of People's Armed Forces
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- An evening of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces took place at Jonsung Square on February 15 to mark the birthday of Kim Jong Il.
Present were vice marshals of the Korean People's Army Jo Myong Rok, Kim Yong Chun and Kim Il Chol and others.
The participants in the evening extended warmest congratulations to Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il, and danced a dance to the tune of a song "Congratulations on February Holiday."
KPA vice marshals and general officers danced together with soldiers to the tune of "Comrade Kim Jong Il, Lodestar," "Glory to the Dear Leader," "Let's support our Supreme Commander with arms" and other songs, making the evening more cheerful.
Rodong Sinmun calls for ushering in new era of building of powerful nation
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today runs an editorial calling for ushering in the new era of the building of a powerful nation through great monolithic unity.
The monolithic unity of Korea serves as a driving force for bringing about great changes in the building of a powerful nation, the editorial says, and continues:
The perfect unity between the great Kim Jong Il and the Korean people is invincible because it has been forged and consolidated in a protracted and arduous struggle.
His history spanning more than 50 years is that of a people's leader who has formed a harmonious whole with the people, breaking through storms of history.
He has always led the Juche cause to victory, with firm belief in the Korean people and officers and men of the People's Army, and the people have pulled through difficulties, believing in the former.
The pure harmonious whole which has grown in strength in this course will remain unchanged, come what may.
The monolithic unity is the eternal common destiny whereby the leader defends the fate of the people and the people defends him devotedly. It is very instrumental in safeguarding the country and the revolution and ushering in the new era of the building of a powerful and prosperous nation.
The faith of the Korean people in the ongoing struggle for the building of a powerful nation is that there is neither them nor a powerful nation without him.
The monolithic unity is a source of creating something out of nothing and of effecting a second Chollima great upswing.
The building of Korea into a socialist powerful nation is not an empty talk nor a thing of the distant future. The Korean people is crowned with the might of ideology and unity with which any material and economic potentials cannot stand comparison. The monolithic unity makes the people forerunners of creation and miracles who have nothing impossible. It makes a nation a powerful nation who makes a bold attack in face of whatever adversity.
The Korean people, who rallied close around him with one ideology and purpose, will surely follow up the "arduous march" with a cheerful advance and build a Juche-based powerful nation in this land to be envied by the world people in a few years to come.
Floral baskets laid before Statue of President Kim Il Sung
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- Working people, soldiers of the Korean People's Army and youths and students laid floral baskets before the Statue of the President Kim Il Sung on the lunar New Year.
Floral baskets, bouquets and flowers in the name of the organs, organizations, factories, enterprises, farms, educational institutions and families were laid before the President's Statue on Mansu Hill today.
Many people visited the President's statue in Pyongyang to express their unbounded reverence for him.
Working people from all walks of life, KPA soldiers, youths and students across the country laid floral baskets, bouquets and flowers before Statue of the President today.
Joint national meeting of KCU organisations
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- A joint national meeting of the Korean Children's Union (KCU) organisations was held at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on February 16, the birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
Attending the meeting were honorary vice-President Pak Song Chol of the presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and other leading officials.
A ceremony of the children's union was followed by the reading of a congratulatory address.
The address called upon the three million KCU members to cultivate their physical bodies and minds through ample knowledge, high morality and strong body, for the future of a powerful nation.
The admission ceremony to the KCU took place at the meeting.