There was the joint national meeting of the Korean Children’s Union organizations on June 6 2012 to mark the 66th anniversary of the founding of the Korean children’s organization .
It was the first national meeting held after the Korean people elected the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un to the top posts of the Workers’ Party of Korea and state.
At the meeting he said that the future of Korea belongs to the KCU members and their looks mirror the future of the country, adding that the beloved KCU members are treasures more valuable than billions of tons of gold and represent the hope and future of the Party and state.
He saw a concert and viewed a fireworks display in the night sky together with KCU delegates and had photos taken with them shifting his position 20 times for some 20 000 schoolchildren. His was just the images of the great leaders President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il who loved children so much.
Since then it has become a tradition to celebrate the KCU anniversary in splendour in the DPRK and therefore its members have held a large meeting every year with the blessing of the whole country.
The Sixth Session of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK adopted the decision on enforcing the universal 12-year compulsory education.
Kim Jong Un paid close attention even to the issues of uniform, shoes, bag and other school things for children.
He gave precious instructions from time to time for the designs of uniforms to be supplied to students across the country according to school type and sex, and at the newly-built Mindulle Notebook Factory he asked officials to make notebooks well just like their mothers do for their children.
On his visit to the Pyongyang Bag Factory in January 2017, as he looked at the nice Sonamu(pine)-brand satchels, he said that only when they use home-made articles from their childhood, do they come to regard their own things as the best and treasure them. And at the Songdowon International Children’s Camp nearing completion in April 2014 he said that schoolchildren should become juvenile patriots who learn even one thing just for their country, their motherland, and love their organization and comrades and voluntarily find and do good things for society.
Under the loving care of Kim Jong Un who always cares for schoolchildren, they study to their heart’s content thanks to the benefits of the 12-year compulsory education as they carry Sonamu satchels containing the home-made Mindulle-brand notebooks.
The Kim Jong Il Children Honour Prize has been conferred so far since February 2012 on over 1 200 KCU members who set examples in their study, organizational life, socio-political activities and the do-good-thing movement.