Torchlight Soiree Marks 60th Birthday of DPRK

Date: 10/09/2008 | Source: KCNA.co.jp (English) | Read original version at source

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Pyongyang, September 9 (KCNA) -- A torchlight soiree of youth and students "The Homeland of Songun" was held at Kim Il Sung Square Tuesday to mark the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK.
Present there on invitation were senior officials of the Party, the army and the state, the chairman of a friendly party, deputies to the Supreme People's Assembly, officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters, servicepersons of the KPA, officials in the fields of science, education, culture and arts, public health and media, heroes, persons of distinguished services, working people in the city, the chief of the Pyongyang Mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front, the congratulatory group of Koreans in Japan and other congratulatory groups and delegations of overseas compatriots and Koreans overseas, diplomatic envoys of various countries and staff members of different embassies and representatives of international organizations here, foreign delegations, delegations of organizations for the study of the Juche idea and friendship and solidarity organizations and foreign guests.
The torchlight soiree started.
When the band solemnly played "Leader Is Always With Us" and "My Great Country", the participants formed a huge flag of the Republic and the title of the soiree "The Homeland of Songun" on the square.
The youth and students changed the formations of torchlight columns to the tune of the loud chorus "The Song of General Kim Il Sung" and "The Song of General Kim Jong Il", presenting the august names of the peerlessly great men, "Juche", "September 9, 1948", "Songun Politics", five-pointed star, a rifle and others.
There appeared on the square in succession diverse columns and movements with torchlight representing the majestic appearance of Juche Korea and the unbreakable single-minded unity of the revolutionary ranks.
Entering the square were ranks of torchlight marchers led by open limousines carrying young boys and girls holding high the flag of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League bearing the portrait of President Kim Il Sung and the torchlight of the revolution.
The columns of youth and students passed through the square in fine array, presenting the letters "Young Vanguard" and "Devoted Defence" to represent the faith and will of the successors to the Songun revolution who would accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche, which started in Mt. Paektu, united close around the headquarters of the revolution.
When the participants formed letters "Glory to General!" and a floral basket in reflection of the firm determination of the hot-blooded young people to hold leader Kim Jong Il in high esteem, deeply trusting and following him, fireworks were displayed to beautifully decorate the nocturnal sky of the square on the auspicious day of September.

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