calendar>>June 10. 2011 Juch 100
Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given by Art Groups
Pyongyang, June 10 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il together with officers and men of the KPA enjoyed a performance given by the art groups of families of servicepersons of KPA Units 534, 529, 264 and 549 which participated in the second round of the fourth contest of art groups of families of servicepersons of the KPA.

Its repertoire included colorful numbers of diverse genres like oungum ensemble "Nostalgia", an immortal masterpiece, accordion and song "Glory to Our Great Party", dialogic poem "General and Families of Servicepersons", solo "I Am a Wife of Officer" and chorus "Let's Keep Pace with Footsteps of General".

In their revolutionary and militant performance the art groups enthusiastically sang of the worthwhile life they are leading while defending the outposts for devotedly defending the leader as assistants to their husbands and powerfully demonstrated the unshakable faith and will of the families of servicepersons to devote their lives to the sacred struggle for devotedly defending the headquarters of the revolution and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche.

He expressed great satisfaction over the performance flawless in ideological contents and artistry staged by the members of the art groups with numbers of great cognitional and educational value. He highly appreciated the successful performance and extended thanks to them.

All the numbers put on the stage dealt with important and meaningful socio-political issues arising in the struggle and life of people in the era of Songun through the depiction of essential and significant aspects of life strictly on the basis of reality and made a profound ideological and artistic representation of them, he said. He praised them for their splendid performance and extended a warm salute to them.

Through the contest of art groups of families of servicepersons held every year their cultural attainments showed a marked improvement and the level of their performing activities made leaping progress, he said, advancing the important tasks to serve as guidelines for intensifying the mass cultural and art activities.

Among the audience were senior officials of the party and armed forces organs Kim Jong Un, Ri Yong Ho, Kim Yong Chun, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Gak, Kim Yong Il, Kim Yang Gon, Pak To Chun, Choe Ryong Hae, Thae Jong Su, Kim Phyong Hae, Mun Kyong Dok, Ju Kyu Chang, U Tong Chuk, Kim Chang Sop and Ri Myong Su, Members of the WPK Central Military Commission Kim Kyong Ok, Kim Myong Guk, Kim Won Hong and Yun Jong Rin and Department Director of the NDC Hyon Chol Hae.

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