|calendar>>February 25. 2013 Juch 102|
Women Called "Pyongyang Girls"
| Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) -- It is well known in the DPRK that girls in Pyongyang volunteered to work at the Taehung Youth Hero Mine some twenty years ago.
Leader Kim Jong Il, in high appreciation of their deeds, saw to it that their noble spiritual world and view of life were well known in the country.
When he was making a guidance tour of the mine in May Juche 98 (2009), he took in the view of the Taehung Noodle House and said it was built splendidly.
During his guidance tour of the mine in October 2011, he visited the restaurant and highly praised its employees for having built it by themselves in a year.
He also appreciated its cooks for their good service for miners.
He was very pleased to hear that most of the cooks were women who volunteered from Pyongyang to work at the mine more than 20 years ago when they were girls.
He emotionally called the women in their forties "Pyongyang girls" well known throughout the country.
He then had a picture taken with them, suggesting the photo being decorated with letters "Pyongyang girls".
Later, he invited them to Pyongyang and personally chose a shopping mall where they could buy gifts for their parents they would meet after two decades. And he said he would pay for what they would buy.
During their stay in Pyongyang he gave a reception in honor of them.
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