|calendar>>February 14. 2012 Juch 101|
Statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Erected at Mansudae Art Studio of DPRK
|Pyongyang, February 14 (KCNA) -- The statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il riding on horses together were erected at the Mansudae Art Studio with approach of the Day of the Shining Star.
Their construction, the first of its kind in the history of the Workers' Party of Korea and the Korean revolution, is a great glory and pride of Kim Il Sung's nation and Kim Jong Il's Korea.
A ceremony of unveiling the statues took place on Tuesday.
Present there were senior party, state and army officials Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Ri Yong Ho, Kim Yong Chun, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Yang Hyong Sop and Kang Sok Ju, officials of party, military and power bodies, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, men and officers of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, officials and employees of the Studio and working people in the city of Pyongyang.
Senior officials of the party, state and army and officials of the studio unveiled the statues.
Laid at the statues is a floral basket from Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the WPK and the people and KPA supreme commander.
Placed were floral baskets in the name of the WPK Central Committee, the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, the DPRK Cabinet, the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces, the Ministry of People's Security, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions, units of the KPA and party and power organs in the city.
The participants made bows to the statues.
Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and president of the Presidium of the SPA, made an address at the ceremony.
It was the unanimous desire and ardent wish of all the Party members, servicepersons and people to erect a statue of Kim Jong Il as well as Kim Il Sung's in order to hand down for all ages the prominent traits and revolutionary feats of the illustrious great man, the speaker said, adding: This ardent desire has been realized thanks to Kim Jong Un's boundlessly noble loyalty and meticulous guidance.
He called for glorifying the revolutionary careers and undying feats of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il forever with the immutable faith that they are always with us.
The participants looked round the statues after being briefed on them.
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