The General Federation of Science and Technology of Korea (GFSTK) greets its 75th founding anniversary.
The GFSTK, which involves broad scientists, technicians and highly skilled workers, is a social organization that promotes the development of the country's science and technology and the work for putting the national economy on a Juche, modern, scientific and IT basis.
President Kim Il Sung founded the Industrial Technology Federation of North Korea (ITF), the predecessor of the GFSTK, on April 14, Juche 35 (1946).
In October that year, the President took a step to rename the ITF the General Federation of Industrial Technology at the conference of scientists and technicians held for the first time, which doubles as its First Conference.
The General Federation made a great contribution to training talented technicians in the period of building a new Korea and to realizing the socialist industrialization and developing the national economy and science and technology.
Under the wise guidance of Chairman Kim Jong Il, it developed into the GFSTK comprising all the scientists and technicians in agricultural and natural science sectors of the country.
Thanks to the noble intention of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un to attach importance to science and technology and hasten the building of a powerful socialist country by dint of science and technology, the GFSTK has greeted the golden age of its development.
Over the past years, it played a big role in exchanging the sci-tech achievements and experience and establishing a habit of attaching importance to science and technology across the country through such diverse activities as national science and technology festival and presentation and brisk mass movements for technological innovation like the April 15 Technical Innovation Shock Brigade Movement.
In recent years, it has organized the technological innovation competition attended by the April 15 technical innovation shock brigades active at industrial establishments and co-op farms throughout the country, thus contributing to strengthening the sci-tech potentiality and putting the production and management on a scientific basis at relevant units.
It has also made signal progress in enhancing the working people's technical skills, rapidly developing the country's science and technology and making all the people well versed in science and technology through dissemination of science and technology.
The GFSTK has an organizational system in provinces, cities and counties and at industrial establishments and co-op farms as well as sectional associations of national economy and sectional academic societies of science and technology.