calendar>>December 11. 2009 Juche 98
Kim Jong Il Inspects Swimming Pool of Kim Il Sung Univ.
Pyongyang, December 11 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited the Swimming Pool of Kim Il Sung University to watch its teachers and students in swimming training.

Watching the teachers and students swimming in the spacious swimming and wading pools full of joy, he was greatly pleased to see the swimming pool of the university fully available for everybody's physical training and cultural rest.

Recalling that President Kim Il Sung made so much effort for the education of the rising generation all his life, he said with emotion how greatly he would have been pleased if he had watched those teachers and students fully enjoying happiness at the best swimming pool.

Swimming is a very good exercise for training physical bodies and promoting health, he said, indicating tasks and ways for popularizing the swimming.

Underscoring the need to successfully manage and operate the swimming pool of the university as it is an eternal edifice for posterity, he once again paid attention to every aspect of the pool and took measures with loving care.

He highly appreciated the shining feats performed by Kim Il Sung University, noting that over the last more than six decades it has trained a large number of revolutionary talented persons in the crucible of the arduous revolutionary struggle, thus creditably playing a pivotal role in implementing the nation's policy on training native cadres and policy on turning all members of society into intellectuals and graduates from this university, in particular, are now successfully performing a pace-setter's role in every work site for building a thriving nation including the work for putting production processes on a Juche-oriented CNC basis.

He noted that it is necessary to successfully train the students into revolutionary talented persons equipped with knowledge, a good moral character and good health as they are precious treasures who would shoulder upon themselves the future of the country, stressing the need for the university to pay deep attention to their life at all times.

After learning about the progress made in the construction of a library of the university now under way, he called for completing the project at the best level and presenting it to the younger generation as early as possible.

He expressed expectation and conviction that the teachers and students of the university would creditably perform their heavy yet honorable mission and tasks in the future, too, and thus more strikingly demonstrate the dignity of the university going by the august name of the President.

He was accompanied by Choe Thae Bok and Kim Ki Nam, secretaries of the C.C., the WPK, and Kim Kyong Hui, Jang Song Thaek and Pak Nam Gi, department directors of the C.C., the WPK.

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