calendar>>October 10. 2008 Juche 97
Monument to Party Founding, Symbol of Workers' Party of Korea
Pyongyang, October 9 (KCNA) -- The Monument to Party Founding located in Munsu Street of Pyongyang is visited by an endless stream of people on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).

At least 4.2 million servicepersons, people of all strata, overseas Koreans and foreigners have seen round it since it was unveiled in October Juche 84 (1995).

The grand monument consummates the great feats of the WPK which has created a world-famous model for the accomplishment of the socialist cause and paved a new path for the founding of the revolutionary party in the Juche era over last 60-odd years.

The monument consists of the 50m-towers which depict a hammer, sickle and writing-brush held by the worker, peasant and intellectual symbolic of the components of the WPK, a circular band on which the slogan "Long live the Workers' Party of Korea which organizes and guides all victories for the Korean people!" is embossed and the foundation which means the long history of the Party. It is an edifice of the times which combines well the originality of the structure with the architectural art.

Carved in relief in the inside of the circular band are three large sculptures showing the historical root of the WPK, the might of the single-minded unity of the leader, party and masses and the fighting feature of the Korean people to carry out the human cause of independence.

The monument will shine long as a symbol of the glorious Workers' Party of Korea.

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