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Statues of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il Erected at Mangyongdae Revolutionary School
Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- Statues of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were erected at Mangyongdae Revolutionary School on the occasion of the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il (the Day of the Shining Star).

An unveiling ceremony was held with splendor on Saturday.

The dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un was present at the ceremony.

Also present there were Choe Yong Rim, Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik, Kim Kyong Hui, Kim Ki Nam, Kim Yong Chun, Ri Yong Mu, O Kuk Ryol, Hyon Chol Hae, Kim Jong Gak, and officials of the party and armed forces organs, staff members and students of the school and its graduates, officials of units and military academies at all levels, service personnel of the KPA, military family members and officials and employees of the units who contributed to the erection of the statues and Pyongyangites.

Choe Yong Rim, Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek and others unveiled the statues.

Laid before them was a floral basket bearing the august name of Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Laid there then were a floral basket in the joint name of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea and the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and a floral basket in the name of the school.

Floral baskets were also placed in the name of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, the General Staff of the KPA, the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces and units and sub-units of the KPA at all levels and military academies.

All the participants paid tribute to the Generalissimos in humblest reverence.

KPA Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made a speech there.

He went on:

Kim Jong Il deemed it as an important work for giving steady continuity to the bloodline of revolution to educate the children of revolutionary martyrs from the first day of his revolutionary leadership and paid deep attention to the work of the school in the grim days of leading to victory the confrontation with the U.S. and the struggle for defending socialism under the uplifted banner of Songun.

It was the unanimous desire of all teachers and pupils of the school and service personnel of the KPA to erect the statue of Kim Jong Il at the school where people erected Kim Il Sung's statue for the first time in Korea at the initiative of anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk who took into consideration the ardent desire of the schoolers to see Kim Il Sung every day.

The ardent desire of the teachers and pupils and all service personnel has become a brilliant reality thanks to the intense loyalty and meticulous guidance of Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Rosy is the future of the children of revolutionary martyrs, the speaker said, calling for waging a dynamic struggle to reunify the country and accomplish the Juche-based revolutionary cause of Songun under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, the banner of eternal victory of the great Paektusan nation, as befitting the descendants of Generalissimo Kim Il Sung and the soldiers and disciples of Generalissimo Kim Jong Il.

Kim Jong Un warmly acknowledged the cheers of all the participants.

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