Indian National Seminar on Juche Idea

    Pyongyang, April 18 (KCNA) -- An Indian national seminar on the Juche idea was held in New Delhi on April 10 under the subject of "Man, master of his own destiny". Vishwanath, director general of the International Institute of the Juche Idea and secretary general of the "International Kim Il Sung Prize" Council, in his report said that the great revolutionary life of President Kim Il Sung was a noble life which was devoted only to the freedom of the people and the prosperity of the nation and the life of a distinguished leader who led the people's cause of independence to victory.
    The Juche idea founded by Kim Il Sung is the unique one reflecting the practical requirements of the Korean revolution and the desire of the independence era, a new era of history when the popular masses have emerged as the master of their own destiny, the reporter said, and pointed out:
    Leader Kim Jong Il proclaimed the programme of modeling the whole society on the Juche idea 30 years ago, which holds an outstanding place in his ideological and theoretical activities.
    Kim Jong Il opted for the unique Songun political mode, considering the policy of giving priority to national defence, the Songun leadership as the way of meeting the frantic challenge of the imperialists, defending the destiny of the fatherland and the people and further developing the country with his far-seeing wisdom and extraordinary political sense.
    The immortal Juche idea founded by the President is now being creditably carried forward by Kim Jong Il.
    Then speeches were made by Honorary President of the World Peace Council Romesh Chandra, Chairman of the Indian Society for the Study of Works of Kim Jong Il S.P. Pasak, Secretary General of the All India Indo-Korean Friendship Association Om Prakash Mantri and other representatives of Juche idea study organizations and public organizations.
    A message of greetings to Kim Jong Il was adopted at the seminar.

Internet Homepages Observe Day of the Sun in Various Countries

    Pyongyang, April 18 (KCNA) -- The British Association for the Study of Songun Policy gave a special write-up titled "Generalissimo Kim Il Sung, the eternal red sun of Juche" in its Internet homepage on the occasion of the Day of the Sun. The special write-up, accompanied by photos showing the revolutionary history and feats of President Kim Il Sung, said that the association and the British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea-Works of Comrade Kim Jong Il pay the highest tribute to Kim Il Sung, father of socialist Korea and sun of the world revolution, on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
    It went on: 
    The leadership exploits of Kim Il Sung, a peerlessly great man who laid a permanent foundation of the Songun revolutionary cause with his foresightedness, will be everlasting with the victorious advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche.
    The shining victory won by the army and the people of the DPRK in the struggle for the defense of socialism is a great victory brought about by the Songun politics of leader Kim Jong Il who has successfully carried forward and developed the Songun revolutionary feats of the President on the basis of the powerful military foundation provided by him.
    The Polish Internet Homepage on Korea carried an article titled "Humankind respects President Kim Il Sung," illustrated by a portrait of the President with sunny smile on his face on April 5.
    The Internet on April 9 carried an article and photos to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the President's visit to Poland.
    Meanwhile, Internet homepage "Kim Jong Il" was opened by the Kim Jong Il Club of the Listeners and Friends of Radio Pyongyang in Jordan.
    It carried articles introducing his noble popular traits and leadership ability, accompanied by his portrait.

22nd April Spring Friendship Art Festival Closes

    Pyongyang, April 18 (KCNA) -- The 22nd April Spring Friendship Art Festival that was opened here on April 10 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun, an auspicious holiday common to humankind, closed. A closing ceremony took place at the April 25 House of Culture Sunday.
    Present at the ceremony were artistes from different countries and overseas Korean artistes and delegations and delegates who participated in the 7th Aesthetic Symposium on Present Era and National Art.
    Present were Pak Pong Ju, premier of the Cabinet of the DPRK, Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, Jong Ha Chol, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and others.
    Foreign diplomatic envoys and officials of foreign embassies here, foreign guests and overseas Koreans were present there.
    Prizes were awarded to participants in the festival.
    Group prizes were awarded to the Russian ballet troupe, the Chinese State Symphony Orchestra, the art troupe of Koreans in Japan and the art troupe of Koreans in China, individual prizes to 76 artistes, ensemble prizes to 41 works, creation prizes to three artistes and distinguished service prizes to nine artistes.
    Diplomas, gold and silver cups, gold and silver statuettes and prize money were also conferred on them.
    A letter of thanks to leader Kim Jong Il from the participants in the festival was adopted at the ceremony. 
    Yang Hyong Sop conveyed a message of thanks of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK to the participants in the festival.
    Kim Jong Ho, chairman of the organizing committee of the festival, in a closing address said that the participants in the festival delighted the Korean people significantly commemorating the auspicious Day of the Sun by keeping the festival overflowing with infinite reverence for President Kim Il Sung who performed the immortal feats for the history of the Korean nation and the human history.
    He expressed deep thanks to the participants in the festival for brightly decorating the festival with the noble spirit of cooperation and excellent art performances, contributing to friendship, solidarity, cultural cooperation and exchange among countries and leaving deep impressions upon the Korean people in their endeavor to open up an advance road in the new century.
    Korean and foreign artistes pulled down the flag of the festival.
    Then a closing performance of participants in the festival was given.

DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Blasts Cheney's Anti-DPRK Remarks

    Pyongyang, April 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA today as regards the reckless remarks made by U.S. Vice-president Cheney inciting bitterness towards the DPRK during his tour of Asian countries: According to press reports, Cheney pulled up the DPRK, asserting that it poses a threat to peace and it is so dangerous as to spread nuclear and missile technology to such terrorist organizations as "Al Qaeda." He also blustered that the U.S. remains unchanged in its stand to demand "north Korea completely dismantle its nuclear program in a verifiable and irreversible manner", it is a top priority to put pressure upon north Korea to abandon its nuclear program and it will be an effective alternative to apply economic sanctions against it if it goes ahead with its nuclear program. These outcries are nothing new to the DPRK.
    It considered Cheney as a mentally deranged person steeped in the inveterate enmity towards the system in the DPRK long ago as he is the boss of the neo-conservative forces in the U.S.
    But if it was true that Cheney officially made such reckless remarks representing the stand of the U.S. administration, this would be not a simple matter.
    The U.S. has no right to pull up the DPRK, not a defeated country, over its nuclear issue. It is ridiculous enough for the U.S. to force an "irreversible dismantlement" upon the DPRK.
    The DPRK has no idea of dealing with the U.S. any longer if the latter insists on the disgusting CVID.
    The DPRK has already made it clear that it would consider the U.S. economic sanctions against it as a declaration of a war.
    This is its irreversible stand.
    It is quite understandable that the U.S. can not sleep in peace, terror-stricken by "Al Qaeda", but its unreasonably linking the DPRK to such organization is an expression of total ignorance and nothing but a far-fetched attempt to justify its hostile policy towards the DPRK.
    Action is inevitably followed by reaction.
    The DPRK is seriously contemplating a measure to counter the U.S. off-repeated demand that it scrap its nuclear program first.

Yang Hyong Sop Meets Angolan Delegation

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with an Angolan delegation headed by Antonio Goma, vice-governor of Cabinda Province, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall yesterday. Present there were Choe Su Hon, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and officials concerned.

Italian Figure Visits DPRK Embassy

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- Carlo Baeli, president of the "C. I. S. Estero" Group of Italy, visited the DPRK embassy in Rome on April 11 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun. He laid a rare potted flower tree before the portraits of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and paid tribute to them.
    He said Kim Il Sung performed immortal exploits for the Korean people and the progressive people of the world, adding that the President would live forever.
    Noting that the U.S. policy towards the DPRK is bound to go awry, he sincerely wished the Korean people greater success in their struggle to accomplish the cause of the President, firmly rallied around Kim Jong Il.

National Seminar on Juche Idea Held in Peru

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- A Peruvian national seminar on the Juche idea was held at National University of Callao in Peru on April 7. Read out at the seminar were messages of greetings sent by the Latin American Institute of the Juche Idea and organizations for the study of the Juche idea in Panama, Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia.
    Wilfred Saens Vigo, chairman of the Peruvian National Association for the Juche Idea, made a congratulatory speech, which was followed by speeches of Guillermo Alcazar Ribera, chairman of the Peruvian Group for the Study of Kimilsungism, Tani Baler Lopera, chairman of the Peruvian Committee for Supporting the Independent and Peaceful Reunification of Korea, and others.
    They said that President Kim Il Sung fathered the Juche idea and maintained the Juche-oriented stand against dogmatism and flunkeyism in his lifetime and built the most powerful socialist system and that the 20th century was really the century of independence, the century of Kim Il Sung.
    Praising the Songun politics of Korea as a genuine Juche-based politics, politics of universal significance which helps every country and nation defend its sovereignty firmly even under the present complicated international situation, they said that the 21st century inevitably requires Kim Jong Il's leadership.
    A letter to Kim Jong Il was adopted at the seminar.
    The letter said that the Peruvian followers of Juche support the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea with might and main, noting that the political idea of Kim Il Sung is the most precious heritage encouraging all the revolutionaries of the world.
    The wise leadership of Kim Jong Il guarantees the sovereignty and justice of the DPRK, the letter said, sincerely wishing him good health.

Kim Jong Il Sends Wreath to Bier of Late Hong Song Ryul

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il yesterday sent a wreath to the bier of KPA Lieutenant General Hong Song Ryul, who was honored with "Kim Il Sung Order", to express deep condolences over his death.

KCNA Hits Japanese Reactionaries' Anti-DPRK Moves

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries' moves to stifle the DPRK have reached their height. As already reported, the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito Party of Japan recently presented the "bill banning the portcalls of specified foreign ships" to the House of Representatives.
    In this regard, Abe, LDP secretary general, said at a press conference that he would seek the adoption of the bill irrespective of "negotiations between Japan and the DPRK". Earlier, he confessed that this "bill is targeted against ships of north Korea".
    The Japanese reactionaries have recently passed the "amendment to the law on foreign exchange" through the Diet, thus adopting it as a state policy to apply economic sanctions against the DPRK. Now they seek to expand the sphere of these economic sanctions by adopting the above-said bill.
    This clearly proves that their moves to stifle the DPRK have reached their height as they are vicious hostile moves diametrically running counter to the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration. It is clearly stipulated in the declaration that both sides shall abide by international law and stop doing any act of threatening the security of the other side.
    Foreign reports commented that Japan's perfidy to the Pyongyang declaration was prompted by its deep-rooted and mean policy of submitting to the U.S. This seems to be a proper comment, judging from the fact that the Japanese reactionaries never forget to take umbrellas with them when the sky above Washington gets cloudy.
    I t is an invariable wild ambition of the Japanese reactionaries to isolate and stifle the DPRK backed by the U.S. Last year they invited representatives of more than 10 countries including the U.S. to Tokyo and tried to work out a scenario of multi-national military exercises to intercept and search DPRK's ships and planes.
    The Japanese reactionaries' moves to adopt the bill mean a phased escalation of their reckless hostile moves to stifle the DPRK.
    They are so foolish as to calculate that they can bring down the socialist system in the DPRK by putting political and military pressure and economic sanctions upon it. But this is no more than a reckless attempt of those who are politically too thick-headed to face up to the reality.
    For all their desperate bid their wild ambition to isolate and stifle the DPRK can never come true.
    The DPRK has powerful revolutionary armed forces capable enough to wipe out any aggressors and the potential of the self-reliant national economy that has remained undeterred by the imperialist allied forces' persistent sanctions and blockade for over half a century.
    The army and people of the DPRK are shaking with the pent-up wrath and grudge against the Japanese reactionaries who are adding to their crimes committed against the Korean nation for the last one century.
    The DPRK will take a resolute countermeasure if the Japanese reactionaries infringe upon its dignity and the sovereignty even a bit.

KCNA on S. Korean Military's Ill-boding Moves

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- The south Korean military is operating a "joint team to implement its counter-measure" made up of armed forces and coastal police in the waters off the west coast, talking about the "northern limit line," according to the south Korean KBS. At the same time it decided to build anti-tank barriers along roads and railways on the west and the east coasts allegedly to strengthen the military posture towards the north.
    This is a very disturbing development inciting confrontation as they are intended to create difficulties in the way of improving the inter-Korean relations.
    As well known to all, the north-south relations that have been favorably improving in the wake of the publication of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration had to undergo a series of crisis due to provocative incidents the bellicose forces of the south Korean military perpetrated in the West Sea under the pretext of defending the "northern limit line", an illegal line. It is clear to everyone that military measures taken in the waters off the west coast such as the operation of the above-said team are likely to spark new political and military provocations, as precedents proved.
    The south Korean military's plan to build anti-tank barriers along roads and railways while crying out for taking military posture against the north and describing cooperation and exchange including the project to reconnect rail links between the north and the south as a threat clearly shows that they have not yet dropped their anti-national stance to incite confrontation with the north, seized by the conception of "principal enemy" which calls for regarding the fellow countrymen in the north as enemy, relying on outsiders.
    It was only recently that the military staged large-scale north-targeted war exercises with the U.S. one after another, inciting the confrontation between the fellow countrymen and creating difficulties in the north-south relations. It even took part in the reckless criminal moves intended to strain the situation in and around the Korean peninsula.
    All this can not be construed otherwise than a treacherous act of chilling the Koreans' patriotic will for reunification and national cooperation in the idea of "By our nation itself" clarified in the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration.
    The south Korean military will have to pay a very high price if it persistently clings to the moves to incite confrontation between the north and the south in contravention of the basic spirit of the historic joint declaration.

Troop Dispatch to Iraq Denounced

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- The People's Action against Troop Dispatch to Iraq of south Korea reportedly issued an open letter addressed to the "government" and the ruling and opposition parties, demanding the withdrawal of the decision to send troops to Iraq, on April 9. The letter said that the anti-U.S. resistance forces rose in their all-out popular uprising in Iraq, adding that it is an inevitable outcome of the U.S. brutal war of aggression and its occupation policy.
    The letter went on:
    Nevertheless, the south Korean authorities and the ruling and opposition parties are repeatedly asserting that their "stand to dispatch troops would not change." If additional "ROK" army are dispatched to Iraq despite the fact that the "second total war" is now raging there this would precisely mean its participation in the war.
    Moreover, with all areas of Iraq turning into battle grounds, the resistance forces target not only on the U.S. troops but on all the foreign troops. The troop dispatch to Iraq under this situation will endanger the people as it is little short of throwing oneself into a fire.
    We strongly demand the "government" and the ruling and opposition parties withdraw at an early date the troops already dispatched to Iraq and stop additionally sending troops so as to avert an irrevocable tragedy.
    Meanwhile, a "press conference of 10,000 promoters of the declaration on the situation to withdraw the decision to dispatch troops to Iraq" was held in Seoul on April 14.
    A press release read out at the conference declared that they would wage an all-people movement for the withdrawal of the decision.

U.S. Troops' Refusal to Share Reparation Flailed

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- A press conference was reportedly held in front of the main gate of the U.S. 8th Army Command in south Korea on April 12 to denounce the U.S. forces present in south Korea for refusing to share the reparation for damage caused by noise in Maehyang-ri. It was co-sponsored by the People for Achieving Peace and Reunification, the People's Action for Revision of the Unequal South Korea-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement, the Committee for Measures of Damage on Inhabitants in Maehyang-ri and the Democratic Workers' Party of south Korea. At the press conference speakers recalled that the U.S. forces present in south Korea claimed they were performing a regular duty of training in the bombing range in Maehyang-ri and in that case the U.S. was not obliged to pay any reparation. They termed this claim a far-fetched assertion and a brazen-faced act of totally ignoring the people and judicial right.
    The bombing range in Maehyang-ri has turned into a "battle field" between the U.S. forces staging ceaseless war maneuvers and inhabitants suffering unbearable mental and physical pain resulting from those exercises, the speakers said, stating: We will never pardon the U.S. forces who shamelessly refused to pay even reparation for damage.
    The issue of reparation is not merely an issue of money but an issue of restoring the self-respect of the nation, they held, calling upon all the people to pool their efforts to force the U.S. forces to pay reparation for damage on all accounts and,furthermore, totally revise the unequal SOFA.
    A press release was published at the press conference.

School Physical Culture Makes Headway in DPRK

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- Thirty years have passed since leader Kim Jong Il gave highly important instructions regarding the development of physical culture among youth and schoolchildren on April 18, Juche 63(1974). That day he said that the experience gained by students of Taejong Middle School, Singye County, North Hwanghae Province, in their extra-curricular sports activities should be generalized throughout the country. Their basketball skill was not less than that of the professionals. He also said that each school should specialize in one or two sports events to suit its specific conditions.
    Since then, the national school youth and children contests of different sports events for April 18 Cup had been held in the country. The contests have developed into the national tournament of school youth and children for Jongilbong Cup.
    All the schools throughout the country have after-school sports groups.
    Main emphasis in the extramural sports activities is laid on fully preparing the students for labor and national defense.
    The sports schools in different parts of the country are the reliable centers for training reserve sportspersons. Typical of them is the sports school in Phyongchon District, Pyongyang. It has been famous for producing many reserve female footballers.

U.S. Vice-President's Projected Visit to Seoul Protested

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- Civic and social organizations of south Korea reportedly held meetings, a press conference and others on April 15 in protest against U.S. Vice-President Cheney's projected Seoul visit. 55 civic and social organizations including the Reunification Solidarity and the People's Action against Troop Dispatch to Iraq held a meeting by the side of the U.S. embassy at which they stated that his projected visit to south Korea was aimed to force south Korea to follow the U.S. strategy for supremacy, not intended to hold negotiations.
    A resolution read out at the meeting noted that peace and freedom can be achieved in Iraq only when the U.S. war of genocide is stopped and its troops are withdrawn from there, declaring that they would focus all efforts in the struggle for the withdrawal of he decision to dispatch troops to Iraq.
    The People for Achieving Peace and Reunification in Inchon held the 24th anti-U.S. monthly meeting in front of the U.S. military base in Puphyong.
    At the meeting speakers said that Cheney's visit to south Korea is designed to pressurize the north and incite war atmosphere on the Korean peninsula, calling for resolutely opposing his visit and fighting for the realization of peace on the peninsula.
    A press conference was held in front of the Seoul Airport Terminal in Songnam under the co-sponsorship of the People for Achieving Peace and Reunification and the Council for National Reconciliation and Independent Reunification.
    A press release read out at the conference strongly protested the south Korean visit of Cheney, who planned the Iraqi war and took the lead in carrying out the U.S. policy to stifle the north.
    It demanded the U.S. stop forcing south Korea to send troops to Iraq, withdraw its aggression forces from south Korea, drop its policy to stifle the north and put an end to the hostile relations between north Korea and the U.S. through dialogue and negotiations.
    Meanwhile, the People for Achieving Peace and Reunification in Taejon and South Chungchong Province staged a demonstration in protest against the troop dispatch to Iraq and south Korea's decision to cover all expenses for the transfer of the U.S. military ase from Ryongsan with the south Korea visit of Cheney at hand.

Message of Greetings to President of Zimbabwe

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, sent a message of greetings to Robert G. Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, on April 12 on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Expressing belief that the good friendly and cooperative relations which exist between the two countries would continue to grow stronger, the message wished the president and his people greater success in the work for defending the sovereignty of the country and national interests.

Kim Jong Il Sees Performance by Song and Dance Ensemble of KPA AFC

    Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, enjoyed together with servicepersons a performance given by the Song and Dance Ensemble of the KPA Air Force Command. Also watching it were KPA Vice Marshal Kim Yong Chun, member of the NDC of the DPRK and chief of the KPA General Staff, KPA Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong, Colonel General O Kum Chol, and Ri Yong Chol, member of the Central Military Commission of the WPK and first vice-department director of its Central Committee.
    Its artistes put on the stage colorful numbers of various genres such as chorus "The General Is the Great Defender," male solo "Always Looking Up to the Leader," female duet and Oungum ensemble "Blue Sky over My Country," dialogic poem "Great Loving Care," female solo and male pangchang "Our Squad's Pride in Our Native Land," male chorus "Long Journey for Songun Revolution," narration and chorus "7th Regiment Is in the Van of Us Today, Too," dance "I'll Tell about Soldier's Love," agitation drama "Let's Become Men Strong in Faith" and chorus "The Army of Mt. Paektu Will Answer."
    Through the performance replete with revolutionary enthusiasm and militant spirit, they truthfully depicted the invincible might of the KPA which has been trained as a matchless army under the loving care of Kim Jong Il, a great brilliant commander of Songun, and the unshakable faith and will of the servicepersons to devotedly defend the headquarters of the revolution and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche with arms without fail.
    Greatly satisfied to see the splendid performance given by the artistes of the ensemble, Kim Jong Il highly praised them for instilling confidence in sure victory, optimism and fighting spirit and courage to annihilate the enemy into the servicepersons through revolutionary and militant art performances.
    He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines in increasing the role of the ensemble, noting that performing activities are very important as they are greatly instrumental in the ideological education of the servicepersons.

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Kim Jong Il inspecciona la Unidad No.344 de Fuerzas Aereas del EPC

    Pyongyang, 17 de abril (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il, Secretario General del Partido del Trabajo de Corea (PTC), Presidente del Comite de Defensa Nacional (CDN) de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea y Comandante Supremo del Ejercito Popular de Corea (EPC) inspecciono la Unidad No.344 de las fuerzas aereas del EPC. El Comandante Supremo, guiado por el jefe de la Unidad, recorrio la estela que indica la direccion sobre el terreno del Presidente Kim Il Sung y la sala de historia de la unidad. 
    Luego de ver los objetos y datos historicos en que estan impregnadas las grandes huellas del Lider paternal, el Dirigente senalo que gracias a la sabia direccion y cuidado del Presidente, la unidad pudo recorrer por el unico camino de la victoria y gloria y preciso que las inmortales hazanas revolucionarias de el acumuladas en la construccion de las fuerzas aereas del pais brillaran eternamente con la historia de este invencible ejercito del aire.
    Se entero de los detalles del estado de cumplimiento del deber de la unidad y paso a la sala de leccion tecnica donde presencio el ejercicio de los pilotos y personal tecnico.
    Muy satisfecho de que la unidad, a traves de los consecuentes esfuerzos por materializar cabalmente la linea militar del partido, preparo firmemente a todos los pilotos como valientes combatientes en el cielo, evaluo altamente sus proezas y presento las tareas programaticas que sirven de guia para fortalecer la combatividad de la unidad.
    Seguidamente, recorrio la sala de educacion, dormitorio, comedor, cocina, bano, deposito y otros lugares de la unidad para prodigar atencion paternal a la labor y vida de los pilotos.
    El Comandante Supremo se reunio con los militares para prodigar inmenso amor y esmerada atencion a su labor y vida e incluso al atavio y el peinado.
    Expreso la conviccion de que los militares de la unidad defenderian firmemente con armas nuestra revolucion y la patria socialista y se fotografio junto a ellos.
    Le acompanaron los generales de ejercito del EPC Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae y Pak Jae Gyong, el Comandante de las Fuerzas Aereas del EPC O Kum Chol y el miembro de la Comision Militar Central y primer subjefe de departamento del CC del PTC Ri Yong Chol.

Kim Jong Il envia ofrenda floral ante feretro del difunto Hong Song Ryul

    Pyongyang, 17 de abril (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il, Comandante Supremo del Ejercito Popular de Corea (EPC), envio el dia 16 una ofrenda floral ante el feretro del difunto Hong Song Ryul, condecorado de la "Orden de Kim Il Sung" y teniente general del EPC, en senal de profundo pesame por su fallecimiento.

Educacion deportiva en escuelas

    Pyongyang, 17 de abril (ATCC) -- En la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea homenajean el 18 de abril, dia significativo que marco un momento de viraje para desarrollar trascendentalmente la labor de educacion fisica en escuelas. Hace ahora 30 anos, el 18 de abril del 63 (1974) de la Era Juche, el Dirigente Kim Jong Il dio valiosas instrucciones referidas a las actividades deportivas de los jovenes y ninos.
    Aquel dia, el Dirigente senalo que se debe generalizar en todas las escuelas del pais las experiencias de los escolares de la Escuela Secundaria de Taejong del distrito de Singye de la provincia de Hwanghae del Norte que al cabo de intensas actividades del circulo de educacion fisica extraescolar llegaron al nivel de los jugadores profesionales de baloncesto, y todas las escuelas tienen que especializar en una determinada disciplina deportiva acorde a sus peculiaridades.
    Despues, en Corea vino efectuandose el torneo deportivo nacional de jovenes y ninos escolares segun disciplinas por la "Copa 18 de abril" para conmemorar esta efemeride.
    Este torneo se desarrollo en la competencia de igual indole por el "Premio pico Jongil". Hoy, Corea logra muchos exitos en esta labor.
    Las escuelas a todos los niveles del pais cuentan con circulos deportivos extraescolares a que se incorporan muchos jovenes y ninos escolares para prepararse especialmente en una o dos disciplinas, a citar por ejemplo futbol, baloncesto, voleibol.
    La educacion fisica extraescolar se desarrolla principalmente para preparar firmemente a los alumnos para el trabajo y la defensa nacional.
    Las escuelas de educacion fisica de los jovenes y ninos diseminadas en todo el pais son fidedignos centros de formacion de reservas de esta rama. En particular, la del municipio de Phyongchon de esta capital es la famosa base de formacion de reservas del futbol femenino del pais.
    Gracias a la popularizacion de los deportes y la conversion de estos en una parte de la vida cotidiana, los jovenes y ninos de Corea se forman como fidedignos trabajadores de la epoca del Songun (priorizacion militar).

Delegaciones de entidades de estudio de idea Juche visitan varios lugares

    Pyongyang, 17 de abril (ATCC) -- Con motivo del Dia del Sol (cumpleanos del Presidente Kim Il Sung),las delegaciones de las organizaciones de estudio de la idea Juche de visita en Corea visitaron el dia 16 el escenario del VI Festival de Kimilsungias. Recorrieron las flores Kimilsungias exhibidas escuchando explicaciones sobre el hecho de que las han hecho florecer con toda sinceridad los coreanos y pueblos progresistas del mundo.
    Al termino de su recorrido, los huespedes dejaron sus impresiones en el libro de visitas.
    El subsecretario general del Instituto Internacional de la Idea Juche, Sakae Araki, escribio que al ver las flores exhibidas pudo conocer bien el ardiente respeto y apoyo de los pueblos progresistas del mundo y del pueblo de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea hacia el Presidente Kim Il Sung.
    El jefe de la delegacion del Consejo Nacional de Enlace de Sociedades de Estudio de la Idea Juche de Japon, Fujio Hanawa, hizo votos de la eternidad del Presidente.
    El jefe de la delegacion de la organizacion de estudio de la idea Juche de Francia, Jean Marie Lambret, escribio que ellos mismos consideran como un gran orgullo aprender y adherirse a la idea Juche creada por el Presidente.
    Subash Kaji Shrestha, jefe de la delegacion de la Sociedad de estudio de la autoconfianza en Kabre de Nepal, apunto que el presente festival floral le hace recordar las grandes hazanas del Presidente acumuladas ante la epoca y la humanidad.
    El mismo dia, los huespedes extranjeros recorrieron el lugar de la Exposicion Central de Bellas Artes en conmemoracion del Dia del Sol.