October 16, 2021
KCNA Pyongyang Times

Supportive well-wishers

Date: 18/09/2021 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

Receiving an affiliation letter is a happy event for and a pride of each family.

Last July, Hwang Ji Hyok living in Thongilgori-dong No. 1 of Rangnang District, Pyongyang, received such a letter from Pyongyang University of Mechanical Engineering, which was celebrated by his neighbours and teachers of his alma mater, Thongilgori Senior Middle School in the district.

On hearing the news, they visited his house to congratulate him and chatted about the past and hopeful future.

It was on an April day some years ago when Ji Hyok advanced to senior middle school after finishing junior middle school course.

Every student was excited out of the joy of being a senior middle school student, except Hwang. His teacher Kim Son Ho noticed that.

As Ji Hyok’s father had died when he was very young and his mother had been bedridden for a long time, he would get lonesome on such auspicious days.

“His long face made my heart ache and urged me to show him familial affection,” recalled the teacher.

He guided him to keep achieving good results after he had good marks in academic contests and his wife took special care of Hwang.

Kim Ryong Hwa, employee at the Rangnang District public security station, showed great sincerity to Ji Hyok’s family after being told about them by the head of Hwang’s neighbourhood unit.

Ri Jong Ae, a neighbour in the same apartment house, frequented his home with special dishes and paid maternal attention to him when he was preparing for the entrance exam.

“As I see the affiliation letter for my nephew, I am moved to tears at the sincerity of those who devoted great efforts for him and gratitude towards the country where everyone lives harmoniously helping one another forward,” said his aunt Son Yong Suk.

The number of well-wishers has increased as officials and lecturers of the university have joined those who have been supportive of Hwang.

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