As we greet this day, our people picture the happy faces of our children growing up with nothing to envy in the world.
Among them is a child living in an island village.
It was in August eleven years ago when a remote islet situated far from the capital became famous across the country thanks to a particular child.
His name is Jong Hang Myong, living in a small village on Jangjae Islet located off the southwest coast of the country.
Early morning on August 17, respected Comrade Kim Jong Un arrived at Jangjae Islet on board a small wooden boat.
The family members of the islet defence detachment hurriedly ran towards him with a mixture of surprise and happiness.
Amongst them, he caught sight of a mother carrying a baby.
Inquiring about the baby’s name and his father, he learned that his father was on an official trip.
He then held up the merely six-month-old Hang Myong and posed for a photo with the baby in his arms because he knew his father would otherwise feel sorry when he returns.
Until then Hang Myong’s parents could not even imagine how great a blessing was in store for their son.
It was the day just after Hang Myong’s first anniversary.
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un visited Jangjae Islet for the second time.
He went to Hang Myong’s house and said that he meant to come on Hang Myong’s birthday, but couldn’t make it because he was pressed for time, then presented him a gift he personally prepared for the baby’s first anniversary.
Even afterwards, respected Comrade Kim Jong Un would call on Hang Myong whenever he visited Jangjae Islet and bestowed upon him all the paternal love.
Inspired by such love, Hang Myong has grown up healthy and also became famous across the country as a happy child blessed with the warmest love.
Now Hang Myong has grown up, entered the revolutionary school and has even won the prize for children’s literature – he wrote poems about the unforgettable memories of his past ten years.
And at the end of last year, he participated in the 9th Congress of the Korean Children’s Union as a representative and had the great honor of tying a red tie round respected Comrade Kim Jong Un at the photo session.
Thanks to the boundless benevolence of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un , not only Hang Myong but also many other children in our country received unforgettable blessings of love of their lifetime.
The stories of other such children are well-known to our people.
They are Jang Po Song on Mu Islet and young brothers in the family of workers of Changjon Street - respected Comrade Kim Jong Un sent blessings for their future; the baby-son of the airplane pilot couple, who was personally christened by him; Ri Hyang and Ho Jun Hyok, who received replies to their letters, full of blessings from him; young campers at the Myohyangsan Mountaineering Camp of Pyongyang City Children’s Union, whom he waited for long hours before having a photo session with them; and the children from flood-stricken areas in North Hamgyong Province, who were considerately sent camping in Songdowon International Children’s Camp.
Indeed, as we hold in high esteem respected Comrade Kim Jong Un who assumed the responsibility of a true parent of all children across the country, taking care of them and warmly blessing their bright future, our children will enjoy the happiness that cannot be compared to anything else in the world and will grow up sound and healthy to be the pillars of the prosperous and powerful nation.