|calendar>>August 25. 2014 Juche 103|
Day of Songun Celebrated in DPRK
| Pyongyang, August 25 (KCNA) -- The service personnel and people of the DPRK celebrated with splendor the Day of Songun on Monday, the 54th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.
The people paid tribute to the portraits of the smiling Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the park of the plaza of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the sacred temple of Juche, where they lie in state.
Service personnel, working people, school youth and children visited the statues on Mansu Hill and portraits of the smiling Generalissimos across the country.
Performances were given at the theatres in the capital city and local areas.
A revolutionary drama "Following the Banner of Victory" was given by the National Theatrical Troupe at the National Theatre in the capital.
The artistes of the Mansudae Art Troupe presented colorful numbers including male solo "Our Arms" and mixed quartet "Do Prosper, Era of the Workers' Party" at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre.
Acrobats of the National Circus performed at the Pyongyang Circus Theatre
The National Symphony Orchestra gave a concert at the Hamhung Grand Theatre while the art troupes of North Phyongan, North Hamgyong and South Hwanghae provinces gave performances.
Diverse sports games and cultural events took place at the construction sites of stockbreeding base in Sepho area and Wisong Scientists Street and at institutions, industrial establishments and farms such as the Chollima Steel Complex.
The festive mood revved up with the dancing parties of the youth and students.
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