Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) — Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided the shooting contest of the participants in the 4th meeting of the company commanders and political instructors of the KPA.
Acknowledging the enthusiastic cheers of all participants, he said he was very pleased to meet again the company commanders and political instructors whom he wished to see every day.
Noting that the KPA is holding the shooting contest unprecedented in the history of army building with all company commanders and political instructors of the whole army attending, he referred to the objective of the contest.
Servicepersons cannot satisfactorily fulfill their combat duties when they are not good at shooting even if they are prepared well politico-ideologically and physically, he said, adding that only when company commanders and political instructors become good marksmen, can they train their soldiers to be crack shots never missing targets.
He noted this shooting contest was organized to make the torch of the movement for becoming crack shots and master gunners rage more furiously in the whole army.
The contest was participated in by company commanders and political instructors selected from the participants of the KPA meeting. It was held by the method of deciding on standing of services of the army, army corps level and that of individuals according to the points they gained by hitting targets in the given distance and within the given time.
The contesters demonstrated their marksmanship they cultivated in their day-to-day trainings.
Kim Jong Un clapped his hands, his face beaming with a broad smile, whenever the contesters got high points by accurately hitting targets.
At the shooting contest KPA Unit 233 and KPA Unit 604 won the first place and the KPA Navy, KPA Unit 287 and KPA Unit 318 placed second and KPA Unit 549 and KPA Unit 569 came third.
In the individual event Ri Yong Chol, company political instructor under KPA Unit 380, company political instructor Kang Un Chol and company commander Pak In Suk under KPA Unit 604 came first, Ri Sang Chol, company commander under KPA Unit 488, placed second and Jon Yong Gol, company political instructor under KPA Unit 313, Ri Kwang Hyok, company commander under KPA Unit 233, Sung Myong Sim, company commander under KPA Unit 549, Kim Kwang Hyon, company commander under KPA Unit 593, and Han Ok Ju, company commander under KPA Unit 287, placed third.
A prize awarding ceremony took place at the end of the contest.
Kim Jong Un said that this shooting contest offered the company commanders and political instructors an opportunity to keenly realize that only when they become crack shots themselves, can they train all soldiers to be crack shots and master gunners, indicating tasks to be carried out to intensify shooting drills and ways to do so.
Among the spectators were KPA Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, KPA General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the General Staff of the KPA, KPA General Jang Jong Nam, minister of the People’s Armed Forces, and other commanding officers of armed forces organs and company commanders and political instructors who participated in the 4th meeting of KPA company commanders and political instructors. -0-