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National Meeting Held to Mark 70th Anniversary of Kim Il Sung University
Pyongyang, October 2 (KCNA) -- A national meeting took place at the April 25 House of Culture on Friday to mark the 70th founding anniversary of Kim Il Sung University.

Present at the meeting were Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok and other senior officials, teaching staff, students and graduates of the university, officials of the Party and power bodies, Cabinet, ministries and national institutions and universities in Pyongyang, foreign delegations and delegates, a delegation of Korean University of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, overseas compatriots, foreign students, research students and apprentices in the university.

Present there on invitation were members of foreign diplomatic missions and international bodies here.

Thae Hyong Chol, president of Kim Il Sung University and minister of Higher Education, said in his report that the glorious seven decade-long history of Kim Il Sung University is the proud course in which it has developed into the highest seat of Juche-oriented education and science under the care of the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu.

He praised President Kim Il Sung as the founder of the university and peerless patriot who developed the university into the national treasure of Juche Korea and pride of the nation.

Recalling that Kim Il Sung provided concrete guidance over the founding of the university ranging from selection of students to contents and methods of education and the issue of laying material and technical foundation for education and sending of written requests with a view to building competent teaching staff, the reporter said that thanks to his leadership Kim Il Sung University, the first people's university in the history of the nation spanning 5,000 years, was founded on October 1, Juche 35 (1946).

Leader Kim Jong Il was the outstanding leader and eternal teacher who glorified Kim Il Sung University as the university of the leader and the Party, the reporter stressed, and went on:

After making the historic pledge on Ryongnam Hill on September 1, Juche 49 (1960), Kim Jong Il conducted his revolutionary activities at the university, energetically leading the university to conduct all activities as required by the idea and intention of the President.

Kim Il Sung University which has covered the victorious and glorious path under the leadership of the great leaders, is now ushering in a golden age in its development under the loving care of Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Kim Jong Un sent a letter "On the Basic Tasks Facing Kim Il Sung University in the New Era of the Juche Revolution" to the teaching staff and students of the university on its 70th founding anniversary. He thus unrolled a grand blueprint for further developing the university into the first-class university in the world in line with its high prestige as the revolutionary university of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

The reporter called upon all the officials, teaching staff and students of the university to glorify the university as the eternal university of the great leaders and work hard to rank itself among the first-class universities in the world by implementing the tasks set forth by Kim Jong Un in his letter.

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