Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, provided field guidance to the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station No. 3 successfully completed as a gift of loyalty which young people, masters of the youth power, presented to the 7th Congress of the WPK.
He shook hands with commanding officers one by one, praising them for having done a lot of work.
Our reliable young people of Mt. Paektu have completed the project in the run-up to the congress of the party, thus carrying out the order given by me four months ahead of schedule, he said, adding that another fresh legendary tale about youth was created in the wake of last year in the land of Mt. Paektu where the Juche revolution started.
He looked round the Exhibition of the Paektusan Hero Young People’s Feats.
Looking at exhibits one by one there, he said that merely watching the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station brings the image of leader Kim Jong Il to my mind. The completion of the power station No. 3 made it possible to implement his behest, he stressed.
He noted with deep emotion that what pleased him was the appearance of young people as heroes of the times and giants who performed heroic feats as desired by Kim Jong Il rather than the creation of the capability to solve the problem of electricity in Samjiyon County.
In order to know how great the WPK’s idea of attaching importance to the youth is and how rosy the future of the youth power is, everybody should visit the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station, he said, emphasizing that the power station is not only an electricity-generating base but also a center for education eloquently proving the validity and vitality of the party’s idea of attaching importance to the youth and in what perseverance our young people created the fresh spirit of the times.
Saying that a huge man-made lake appeared in the land of Mt. Paektu after the construction of the dam of the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station No. 1, he named the lake the “Paektu Hero Youth Lake”.
He went round the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station No. 3.
By completing the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Stations Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in a matter of a year, the iron fists of the heroic youth which have grown strong under the loving care of the party hit hard the heads of the U.S. imperialists and their followers hell-bent on their moves to ratchet up sanctions against the DPRK and stifle it on the principle of self-reliance and self-development.
The revolutionary soldier spirit and Kanggye spirit were created in the period of the Arduous March, forced march and the Paektusan hero youth spirit was done in the present difficult period, a clear proof of the just leadership of the great leaders and the WPK that trained young people as reserves, advancing group and wing of the party as required by the developing revolution assuming protracted nature from the very day the party was founded, he noted.
The completion of the power station proved once again that party’s determination precisely means a reality and practice, young Koreans are creditably playing a vanguard role in translating the party’s determination into reality and their strength is inexhaustible, indeed, he said, adding that he felt irrepressible urge to meet all of them and they did a lot of work. He requested the commanding officers to convey his wish for their good health to them.
He gave an instruction to hold with splendor a ceremony of commissioning the power station to strikingly demonstrate the indomitable mental power and spirit of young Koreans. He gave on the spot an instruction related to the ceremony and personally assigned a new militant duty to be fulfilled by the Paektusan Hero Youth Shock Brigade.
He was accompanied by Secretary Choe Ryong Hae, Department Director Ri Il Hwan and Vice Department Director Jo Yong Won of the WPK Central Committee.