calendar>>July 10. 2014 Juche 103
Kim Hyong Jik's Feats for Korean Revolution
Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) -- Kim Hyong Jik, father of President Kim Il Sung, was not only an indomitable revolutionary of Korea but also a great teacher as he contributed to the growth of his son into a prominent and popular leader.

He had worked heart and soul to bring up Kim Il Sung to be a son of Korea fully ready to save the nation from Japan's colonial rule.

Frequently telling the history of Korean people's anti-Japanese struggles, the father led his son to have high ambitions for the country. And he taught the son Korean alphabet, geography and history and other knowledge and guided his reading systematically.

He let 12-year old Kim Il Sung go single-handed to Mangyongdae in Korea from Badaogou in China, the course of which covers 250 miles, saying that he must know well about the homeland in order to achieve its independence.

Kim Hyong Jik handed down to his son the idea of Aim High, the idea of being prepared for three contingencies--a revolutionary must be prepared for death from hunger, death from beating and death from the cold--, the idea of recruiting comrades and two pistols as the precious heritage.

Thanks to his education and edification, Kim Il Sung grew into a prominent leader of the Korean nation and accomplished the cause of national liberation.

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