calendar>>April 21. 2009 Juche 98
Kang Pan Sok's Life Associated with Building of Revolutionary Armed Force
Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- The Korean people are recollecting with deep emotion the immortal feats of Kang Pan Sok, mother of Korea, who devoted her all for the motherland and people on the occasion of her birth anniversary (April 21,1892).

Her life is unthinkable apart from the arms of revolution because she treasured them.

She was overjoyed at the foundation of the Anti-Japanese People's Guerilla Army more than any other else.

She secured weapons needed for the building of the revolutionary armed force at the risk of her life and made military uniforms and prepared military provisions together with members of the Women's Association, though she was ill.

Indeed, she made her every possible effort to help President Kim Il Sung in founding the revolutionary armed force.

Regarding arms as most valuable wealth and invincible precious sword, she left behind moving stories in the last days of her great life.

Upon hearing the news about her critical illness, the President dropped in at home prior to the expedition to south Manchuria.

She conversed with the President until after midnight. When mention was made of the family's livelihood or her health condition, she would hastily close the subject and shift the conversation to other topics.

The topics were all issues related with armed activities--What would be the guerrilla army's course of action in the future? What was to be done at the guerrilla base?

She was a great teacher beyond the boundary of a family. She forcefully inspired the President, who was so worried about the illness of his mother, to the road of the anti-Japanese armed struggle, saying that he should think of the ruined nation and the people.

Today the Korean army and people, recollecting the revolutionary world outlook of Kang Pan Sok who thought of the motherland and people more than her family, are filled with the firm determination to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered in Mt. Paektu under the Songun revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il, true to the last instructions of President Kim Il Sung.

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