With the 74th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the 22nd anniversary of Chairman
Kim Jong Il’s election to the top post of the Party approaching, the Korean people recollect the praiseworthy path followed by the WPK which has won victories through the whole course of revolutionary leadership.
President Kim Il Sung created the Juche idea and advanced the original policy on founding the Party in the initial days of the Korean revolution. He established the firm organizational and ideological foundations for Party building and brilliant revolutionary traditions during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle and, on the basis of that, declared the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10 1945.
With the revolutionary Party of Juche type in place, the Korean people could have their political General Staff and vanguard unit of the revolution.
Under the leadership of the WPK, they carried out democratic reforms in the most thorough way in a short period and built their own new country in the face of difficulties and complications after liberation.
The great victory in the fierce Fatherland Liberation War and the building of a socialist country, independent, self-sufficient and self-reliant in national defence, on debris in the post-war days are unimaginable apart from the wise leadership of the WPK which led the people along the road of victory.
Founded and developed by the President, the WPK further flexed its muscles as an invincible party under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il.
On October 8 1997, the historic day when he was elected general secretary of the WPK, he pointed to the need to hold higher the red flag of the revolution and fight more staunchly to accomplish the President’s cause whatever trials and difficulties lie in the way of the revolution.
While leading the Party, he consolidated the cohesion and single-minded unity of the Party and people, laid firm ideological and spiritual foundations of the Korean revolution and spearheaded the struggle to defend socialism with boundless loyalty to the President, incomparably profound knowledge, extraordinary wisdom and outstanding organizational ability.
Today, the WPK further exalts the dignity and honour as the party of the leader as it has Kim Jong Un at the top posts of the Party, the state and the armed forces.
Under the leadership of the Supreme Leader who builds up the Party and state and conducts all other activities as exactly as the President and the Chairman did, the DPRK has performed miracles and innovations racing against time for national prosperity and the people’s wellbeing.
The Party has been able to propel the revolution forward over the past 70 years without flinching, whatever the storms, achieving only victory and glory, because this great people have entrusted their destiny entirely to it and followed it in faithful support of its cause, said the Supreme Leader in his speech at the military parade and public procession of the Pyongyang citizens in celebration of the WPK’s 70th founding anniversary.