July 14, 2020
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Photo Taken in Tears

Date: 20/03/2020 | Source: KASS (EN) | Read original version at source

On October 20, 1998 when he visited a factory in Jagang Province and looked round its production site, Chairman Kim Jong Il expressed big satisfaction over the production achievements.

The Chairman asked an official of the factory whether the workers prepared an art performance, adding that he had already enjoyed the workers’ art performance in another complex.

The official told the Chairman that they failed to prepare it.

Wearing a smile on his face as if he were to soothe the official’s guilty mind, the Chairman told him that it is important to conduct the mass artistic activities among the workers and cordially advised him to prepare well the workers’ art performance.

The Chairman told officials with delight that he was pleased to look round the factory.

With a bright smile on his face, the Chairman invited them to have a photo taken with the factory workers who finished their yearly plan before the 50th founding anniversary of the Republic.

The Chairman who was walking toward a photo-taking place and acknowledging the cheering workers stopped walking suddenly.

The officials also stopped without knowing what happened and look at the Chairman. Unexpectedly, the Chairman was to take off his overcoat.

An official hurried toward the Chairman and requested the Chairman not to take off his overcoat as the weather was rather cold.

Saying that he could not wear his overcoat as the workers did not wear theirs, the Chairman positively took off his overcoat.

The officials and the workers were deeply moved to tears.

Enthusiastic cheers shook the factory campus after the photo-session.

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