President Kim Il Sung and Pyongyang
Pyongyang, March 13 (KCNA) -- Pyongyang is the historic sacred place inseparably linked with the revolutionary life of President Kim Il Sung. He was born in Mangyongdae in Pyongyang on April 15, 1912, when the destiny of the nation was at stake owing to the Japanese imperialists' military occupation of Korea.
He embarked on the road of the revolution in his teens and liberated the country from the yoke of the Japanese imperialists through 20-year-long bloody battles. It was in Pyongyang that he made his first speech upon his triumphal return home.
Pyongyang is an operational base for the revolution where he mapped out all the lines and policies and led the Korean revolution and the human cause of independence.
He authored and published many famous works here in his lifetime and met hundreds of political party, state and government leaders and many personages from different countries to give precious teachings on the human cause of independence.
He radically changed the appearance of Pyongyang as befitting the capital city of new Korea. He initiated the project for the Pothong River improvement right after the liberation of the country, broke ground to signal the start of the project at the ground-breaking ceremony on May 21, Juche 35 (1946) and made a new history of the construction of Pyongyang. He wisely led the construction in the capital as the chairman of the Pyongyang municipal reconstruction committee in the postwar period.
Every street and building in over 40 major avenues in Pyongyang is associated with his immortal feats.
The president's statues historic monuments, monuments to dedicated poems and other monuments standing in different parts of Pyongyang hand his feats down to posterity.
The president lies in state for perpetuity in the Kumsusan Memorial Palace built as the impeccable supreme temple of Juche. He is immortal along with ever-prospering Pyongyang.
Blueprint for Pyongyang reconstruction drawn in wartime
Pyongyang, July 24 (KCNA) -- A stream of people are flowing to the Jonsung Revolutionary Museum on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the Fatherland Liberation War. what draws their particular attention among historical materials on display is the general blueprint for the reconstruction of Pyongyang. It was worked out during the war (June 1950-July 1953). In January Juche 40 (1951) when the country was undergoing grim trials owing to the war kindled by the U.S. , President Kim Il Sung, with the conviction of the victory in the war, saw to it that the general blueprint was worked out. He told the designers that Pyongyang should be rebuilt more grandly than before so as to demonstrate the mettle of the Korean people in the reconstruction, too. He gave detailed teachings on where to build dwelling blocks, bridges across the River Taedong, main streets, industrial establishments, parks, and recreation grounds and how to plant trees along the streets. He initiated the construction of a brickyard and chose its site, saying that bricks were needed if we were to start the reconstruction project right after the victory in the war. It was thanks to such preparations that Pyongyang was rebuilt more grandly in a short span of time after the cease-fire. Only in the period of the 3-year plan (1954-1956) for post-war national economic reconstruction and development, owelling houses with a total floor space of 1.8 million square metres were built in Pyongyang. In this period, a street network of the city was mainly built and many schools, hospitals, theatres and other public establishments including Kim Il Sung Square, the West Pyongyang Stadium, Central Department Store No. 1 and Bath House No. 1 sprang up. Scenic spots including Moran Hill were turned into recreation and rest places. . Historical relics including Ulmil, Pubyok and Ryongwang pavilions were restored to their original state. Although the U.S. blared that Korea could not rise again in 100 years, the Korean people completely healed the damages of war in 2 to 3 years after the cease-fire.
Day of War Victory Marked by Working People's Organizations
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Performances were given by working people's organizations Friday to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
The art squad of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League gave a performance at the Central Youth Hall.
The performance began with July 27 March. Put on the stage were such colorful numbers as dialogic poem Echo of War Victory and female solo and pangchang Nilliri for Songun.
Wartime songs were presented by officials and members of the Democratic Women's Union of Korea in front of the Jonsung Revolutionary Museum.
Put on the stage were such numbers as solo and pangchang Song of Mother and quintet and chorus At the Spring Site and Song of Spring which represented the Korean women's fighting spirit and optimistic life during the hard-fought war.
Agricultural workers gave a performance in Unsan County, South Phyongan Province.
Put on the stage were such colorful numbers as male solo Tell, Fireworks of War Victory and story-telling and song The Country I Am Defending.
The performers highly praised President Kim Il Sung for bringing about the victory in the war with his outstanding military idea, original strategy and tactics and extraordinary leadership art and leader Kim Jong Il for adding eternal shine to the ever-victorious history and tradition under the uplifted banner of Songun.
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Pyongyang (평양, Korean pronunciation: [pʰjʌŋjaŋ], literally: Flat Land or Peaceful Land, approved: P’yŏngyang; several variants) is the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (commonly known as North Korea) and the largest city in the country. Pyongyang is located on the Taedong River and, according to preliminary results from the 2008 population census, has a population of 3,255,388. The city was split from the South P'yŏngan province in 1946. It is administered as a directly governed city (chikhalsi, 직할시) on the same level as provincial governments, not a special city (teukbyeolsi,특별시) as Seoul in South Korea.
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