Instilling Patriotism into Students

Date: 10/06/2019 | Source: Sports DPRK English | Read original version at source

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One day in March Juche 50 (1961) some students of Kim Il Sung University asked

Chairman Kim Jong Il to explain in detail about Koryo ceramics.

Noting that Koryo ceramics have a brilliant share in the history of medieval ceramic workmanship, Kim Jong Il said: They are one of the valuable cultural assets of our country and the world’s people have valued them as treasures for their peculiar colours, patterns and shapes.

Korean ancestors created many cultural heritages in addition to Koryo ceramics, he noted, before telling them about mural paintings in the Koguryo tombs, chronicles of the feudal Joson dynasty covering extremely long period with large quantities and versatile and rich content, the world’s first metal type and the first-ever iron-clad Turtle Ship.

He then continued: You should cherish great pride and confidence of the Korean people who created much excellent cultural wealth and value these heritages. Patriotism is not merely an abstract concept but ideological sentiment which is expressed in detail in human life. No one automatically becomes a patriot simply by advertising himself.

As President Kim Il Sung instructed, patriotism is the ideological feeling derived from good understanding of the history of one’s country and excellent traditions and culture of one’s nation.

His instructions instilled the students pride and dignity upon the history and heritage of their nation and firm determination to add brilliance to them.

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