calendar>>April 29. 2009 Juche 98
DPRK's April Holidays Celebrated
Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) -- Joint seminars of Juche idea study organizations took place in Uganda and Mexico on April 9 and 14 on the occasions of the 97th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung and the 16th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.

At the seminar held in Uganda, Baguma Isoke, chairman of the Ugandan National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea who is director general of the African Regional Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea, and other speakers said that Kim Il Sung had worked night and day not only in the period of anti-Japanese armed struggle but also even after the country was liberated and the people's living was stabilized.

They stressed that there was no mistake concerning the lines in the long period during which the President had led the Korean revolution and that there had been the country and the people always in the centre of his thinking and activities.

At the seminar held in Mexico, Ramon Jimenez Lopez, president of the Mexican Committee for the Study of Kimilsungism, and other speakers praised Kim Jong Il as the outstanding thinker and theoretician, great strategist, peerlessly brilliant commander and distinguished veteran statesman who has glorified the revolutionary idea and immortal exploits of the President.

Saying that the DPRK is now reliably defending the socialist fortress under the original Songun politics of Kim Jong Il, they expressed full support for the Workers' Party of Korea and the Korean people in the efforts to open the gate to a great prosperous and powerful nation by 2012.

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