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Report on Enlarged Meeting of Political Bureau of WPK Central Committee
| Pyongyang, November 4 (KCNA) -- An enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) took place here Sunday.
Present there were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.
Present there as observers were leading officials of party and armed forces organs, Cabinet, ministries and national institutions related to sports.
Adopted at the meeting was a decision of the Political Bureau "On Forming the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission."
The decision said:
To put the DPRK on the level of a sports power is an important work to boost the national capabilities in every way, demonstrate the indomitable spirit and dignity of Songun Korea to the whole world and make all service personnel and people push ahead with the building of a thriving socialist nation full of great national pride and self-esteem as the developing revolution requires with a historic turn being effected in accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche.
President Kim Il Sung set forth the unique idea of developing physical culture and sports into a popular movement and fully preparing all the people for labor and defence so as to demonstrate national dignity and wisdom. He wisely led the work of putting sports on a mass basis, developing sports technique and providing material conditions for it in the whole course of leading the revolution and construction since the difficult period of building a new country, thereby laying a solid foundation for the development of Juche-based physical culture and sports.
Leader Kim Jong Il set it as the basic orientation of physical culture and sports to put it on a mass basis after successfully embodying the idea of the President on building Juche-based physical culture and sports. He made sure that a drastic turn was made in the physical culture and sports of the country as required by the era of Songun.
He also set ideological, speedy and technical campaigns in the fighting spirit as an original method of Korean-style physical culture and sports and wisely led it to display the might of Songun Korea in international games, thus helping usher in the heyday of the development of Juche and Songun-based physical culture and sports.
The Workers' Party of Korea unrolled a far-reaching plan to turn the DPRK, socialist political and military power, into an economic power and sports power, indicated the concrete direction and ways of carrying out the plan, and saw to it that wise measures were taken to bring about a radical change in the physical culture and sports of the country by making the sports wind rage across the country.
It is the firm determination of the WPK and a sacred work for realizing the noble desire of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to put the DPRK on the level of a sports power.
The decision called for glorifying forever the undying feats performed by Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il for the development of Juche-based physical culture and sports and successfully translating the WPK's plan for building a sports power, referring to relevant decisions.
The decision said that the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission would be inaugurated to control the overall sports work of the country in a unified manner.
The work includes increasing social concern over physical culture and sports, putting it on a mass basis, making it part of the daily life, putting the sports science and technology on a world level and training reserve sports persons on a long-term basis, strengthening the training of sports players and national teams training for international games, vitalizing domestic sports games and ensuring material supply to the sports work.
The Commission will have its chairmperson, vice-chairpersons and secretary general, and its members will consist of leading officials of the party and armed forces institutions, Cabinet, ministries and national institutions of fields relevant to the sports work for the provision of party and administrative guidance to the sports work, mass physical culture and sports work, scientific research and education in sports and necessary conditions.
The decision specified that the physical culture and sports guidance commissions be organized in provinces, cities, counties and armed forces institutions.
They shall manage the work of developing sports work of relevant areas and units under the guidance of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission.
They shall have chairpersons and vice-chairpersons, and their members shall consist of leading officials of the relevant units of the sports field.
The decision said that the relevant units such as the organizations of the party and the working people and the Cabinet shall take detailed steps to sufficiently provide the work of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission and the guidance commissions at various levels.
At the meeting of the Political Bureau the members of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission were appointed.
They are as follows:
Chairman: Jang Song Thaek
Vice-Chairmen: Ro Tu Chol
Choe Pu Il
Ri Yong Su
Secretary General: Jang Son Gang
Members: Kim Ki Nam
Choe Thae Bok
Pak To Chun
Kim Yang Gon
Kim Yong Il
Kim Phyong Hae
Kwak Pom Gi
Mun Kyong Dok
Jo Yon Jun
Ju Kyu Chang
Kim Yong Jin
Pak Pong Ju
Han Kwang Sang
Ri Jong Mu
O Kum Chol
Jon Yong Nam
Hyon Sang Ju
Ri Myong Gil
Ro Song Sil
Kim Tong Il
Kim Yong Ho
Kim Sung Du
Choe Kwang Jin
An Jong Su
Jo Yong Chol
Jon Kil Su
Ri Ryong Nam
Ri Song Ho
Mun Ung Jo
Kim Song Ui
Cha Hui Rim
The meeting of the Political Bureau expressed belief that the party, the army and the people would raise hot wind of sports with enthusiasm to strengthen the might of Songun Korea in every way, display dignity and indomitable merit of the nation to the world and push forward the building of a thriving socialist nation.
The enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau was convened on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of Kim Il Sung's historic speech at the National Meeting of Athletes on Nov. 4, 1969 on developing the physical culture and sports into an all-people movement. The enlarged meeting serves as a historical event of further glorifying the immortal feats performed by Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in strengthening and developing the Juche-based physical culture and sports and implementing the party's plan of building a sports power as required by the developing revolution in which a historic turn is being effected in carrying out the revolutionary cause of Juche.
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