June 19 this year is the semi-centenary of the great Kim Jong Il´s start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers´ Party of Korea. On the occasion of the significant anniversary of the start of his party leadership, the Korean people recall with deep emotion his undying merits in revolutionary party building.
Doctor and Associate Professor Kim In Suk, Section Chief at the Institute of Comrade Kim Il Sung´s Revolutionary History of the Academy of Social Sciences, says:
“We cannot forget June 19, Juche 53 or 1964. The day was the starting point of the strengthening and development of the WPK into the glorious party of Kim Il Sung, into an invincible political leading organization guiding the cause of Juche to victory.”
Shortly after he came to the Party Central Committee, the great Kim Jong Il said, in order to strengthen and develop our party into the eternal party of Kim Il Sung, the principal line should be set up correctly in the Party work, the principal line in our Party work and activities is to firmly establish the ideological system of the leader in the whole Party and the establishment of the leader´s ideological system in the whole party is the work that should be held fast to permanently in the whole course of the existence and activities of our party.
Afterwards, he formulated the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung as Kimilsungism and declared the modelling of the whole society on Kimilsungism as the ultimate program of the WPK. He also presented the line on modelling the whole party on Kimilsungism and strengthened and developed the party and the revolutionary ranks as demanded by the line with his unusual ideological and theoretical activities and seasoned leadership. As aforesaid, Kim Jong Il advanced the leader-centered theory in party building and built the party into the greatest revolutionary party guided by the leader´s idea, leadership, and virtues and thus presented an ideal shape of the working-class party in reality. Thanks to his energetic ideological and theoretical activities, the WPK was strengthened and developed into an entity of ideological purity breathing only with the idea of the leader, an organizational integrity loyal to his unitary leadership. Kim Jong Il also rendered great services to the world socialist cause.
Doctor and Associate Professor Kim In Suk says:
“The world socialist cause was engulfed in a vortex of serious crisis between the late 1980s and the early 1990s. Socialism collapsed in several countries. Referring to it, the imperialists talked about an ´end of socialism´ and ´victory of capitalism´ and made vicious efforts to rid the earth of socialism and establish their unipolar order for world domination. That time, the great Kim Jong Il authored such works as ´Socialism Is a Science´, ´The Historical Lesson in Building Socialism and the General Line of Our Party´, ´Let Us Defend and Advance the Cause of Socialism´ and ´On the Fundamentals of Revolutionary Party Building´, blazing the road ahead of the world socialist movement and revolutionary parties. Today, too, the encyclopedic revolutionary party building program, powerfully demonstrating its truth and vitality with lasting viability, is inspiring the world progressives to the struggle for defending and advancing the socialist cause, the independent cause of the popular masses.”
Kim Jong Il not only presented original ideas and theories, but also wisely led with his practical activities the work to strengthen unity and solidarity among the progressive parties and peoples and lead the world socialist movement along the road of a fresh leap forward. One year the people of an African country won national independence. Many countries did not make clear their stand about the official recognition of the country under this or that pretext.
But Kim Jong Il proposed that our country express its official stand before others, saying: We must immediately recognize the country whatever other countries may do. We must not have prejudice to other country and nation, nor read other´s face. We must fairly assess and resolve all international issues on the principle of independence and unity.
The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the All-India Forward Bloc said:
“Kim Jong Il, leading the WPK, performed undying feats for the times and revolution and for the country and people and enjoys absolute trust of the party members and other people as a great veteran statesman of the era of independence with long political career and rich experiences of struggle. Thanks to him, the theoretical and practical issues arising in party building of the present era have been perfectly resolved and a brilliant example created in revolutionary party building.”
Significant June 19, the anniversary of Kim Jong Il´s start of work at the Central Committee of the WPK, is observed with different events including seminars and lectures on an international scale in many countries every year. His undying achievements in the history of the world socialist movement are highly praised at the events.
The exploits performed by the great Kim Jong Il in revolutionary party building will shine forever.