The Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill is one of the units where mass-based cultural activities are conducted vigorously.
An art contest was held by workshops at the modernly-built hall of culture on the occasion of May Day while arousing every employee’s interest and competitive spirit.
Choe Sok Hwan, an official of the factory, said, “All the numbers staged by reflecting the joy of labour and optimism of life through songs, poems and dance pieces were so excellent we found it hard to judge the entrants.”
Their artistic skills are so high that even experts admire them.
Employees say that they have conducted artistic activities to their heart’s content at the hall of culture wonderfully built under the concern of the country.
After finishing their daily work, weavers often find themselves in vocal, dancing and narration practice rooms and musical instrument playing and literary hobby group rooms in the hall.
They develop their talents in the hobby group rooms they selected according to their hopes and likings.
Choe Ryon Mi, a weaver who has enjoyed singing since her childhood, said that she became a good singer of the workshop while frequenting the vocal music practice room to win loud applause at the art contest held on the occasion of May Day.
“When I got an encore from employees, I was very happy. Now I am practising dancing hard in order to give greater pleasure to them with both song and dance,” said Choe Ryon Mi.
According to the director of the hall, such enthusiastic group members as Choe Ryon Mi are on the increase as the days go by.
There are many worker-poets who have learned at the literary hobby group.
They presented the collections of works “My workplace, our factory” and “The workers’ hostel overflowing with deep gratitude” to General Secretary Kim Jong Un and many works have been carried in Munhak Sinmun newspaper and different magazines.
When the General Secretary bestowed love and benevolence again on the hostellers of the mill in January, employees brought out several poems in reflection of their resolve to repay his love with greater cloth production achievements.
“After a day’s work, we return to the palatial hostel built under the great care of the country. We also study at the e-library to our heart’s content under the study-while-you-work system and develop different kinds of talents at the hall of culture. So our pride increases day by day,” said Kang Jong Hwa, worker who created poem “The letter I failed to complete”.
“The attachment to the workplace and the working life filled with joy and optimism give me creative inspiration.”