calendar>>February 28. 2014 Juche 103
Kim Jong Il Highly Praised by Brazilian Figure
Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- Jose Gil de Almeida, chairman of the Brazilian Committee for Solidarity with the DPRK, released a statement titled "Leader Kim Jong Il, tender-hearted father of the people" on February 15 to mark the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il.

He said:

Kim Jong Il was a tender-hearted father who regarded believing in people as in Heaven as his motto and devoted his all to the people all his life.

He gave priority to the interests and conveniences of the people and regarded them as absolute, never allowing even the slightest practice contrary to them.

He regarded the work to improve the people's standard of living as the most important affair and the highest goal of struggle and made ceaseless forced marches for field guidance to bring happiness to the people.

The ideals of the people were translated into realities everywhere he went.

He visited the comprehensive base for art information and Kwangbok Area Supermarket just before its opening and worked heart and soul to ensure a highly civilized and bountiful life of the people in the last period of his life.

He passed away in a train coach due to the excessive mental and physical stress caused by ceaseless journeys made by him for field guidance with his superhuman energy to realize the ideal of the people.

His majestic image as the tender-hearted father will always be remembered by the Korean people with profound reverence.

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