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South Koreans Miss Father of Nation
Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- Jo Il Min, chief of the Pyongyang Mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front (AINDF), mentioned the popular feelings in south Korea missing leader Kim Jong Il very much, when interviewed by KCNA on Friday.

Boundless reverence for Kim Jong Il is expressed by people in different parts of south Korea, he said, and went on:

Nearly 100 days have passed since the untimely demise of Chairman of the National Defence Commission Kim Jong Il.

Those days spent in bitter sorrow and grief made the Korean nation keenly realize what great man it held in high esteem as the leader for reunification.

The vanguard fighters of the AINDF and the patriotic people are looking back with deep emotion on the whole life of Kim Jong Il and praying for his immortality in humblest reverence.

Posted on the internet websites are such articles as "We pray for the soul of Chairman of the National Defence Commission Kim Jong Il" and "The noble soul of the chairman of the National Defence Commission, the sun of the nation, will always be cherished in the hearts of the people", deeply touching the people.

Book "Collection of legends about Mt. Paektu", collection of poems "Care of Mt. Paektu" and song "Song in praise of Mt. Paektu" and others which lead readers to boundless reverence are widely published and disseminated to add to people's enthusiasm for praising the great man.

Voices calling for taking part in the 100th day memorial service are heard from among people in different parts of south Korea including Seoul, Taegu and Pusan in whose veins runs the blood of the nation and who respect human ethics and morality and the beautiful manners and customs handed by ancestors.

It is the inevitability of history that the popular mind-set in south Korea is focusing on Kim Jong Il.

The unbounded reverence for Kim Jong Il finds its more vivid manifestation in the south Korean people's ardent worship for the dear respected Kim Jong Un, he noted, stressing that reunification is sure to be achieved thanks to his leadership.

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