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Referring to the need to popularize sports

Date: 29/07/2022 | Source: Sports DPRK (En) | Read original version at source

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President Kim Il Sung watched mass gymnastic display “Reserves of Communist Builders” on June 6, Juche 50(1961).

After seeing the performance with satisfaction, he highly praised its creators, saying that it vividly showed the looks of Korean children following the examples of intelligent Children’s Corps members during the anti-Japanese war and also well represented the happy life of them growing vigorously in the embrace of the socialist country. As the mass gymnastics is good in content, it will be edifying for those participating in the performance and also for its viewers, he said. Noting that it is a very good way to educate people in the collectivist spirit, he pointed to the need to put on such a display on a large scale everywhere in the future.

That day, he said that sports make people’s body healthy and their idea sound and in turn enable them to work well and defend the country reliably, adding that it is imperative to popularize sports in order to develop them and that only then could sports techniques be improved.

His instructions served as guidelines in making sports mass-based and developing the country’s sports techniques as early as possible.

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