Statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il were erected on Tonghung Hill in Hamhung City, South Hamgyong Province. They depict Kim Il Sung raising his hand high, his face beaming with a broad smile, and Kim Jong Il, his face beaming with a broad smile, standing in padded dress associated with his indefatigable efforts all his life while wishing the great Paektusan nation a rosy future.
South Hamgyong Province is associated with the wise leadership of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Thanks to the rare far-sightedness and energetic guidance of Kim Il Sung the province, which had once just a deformed industry under the colonial rule of the Japanese imperialists in the past, turned into a powerful industrial province equipped with key industry which serves as a backbone of the self-supporting national economy and all economic sectors urgently needed for improving the people’s living standard.
Kim Jong Il put forward the people in the province as pioneers in the building of a thriving nation. He brought about such great auspicious event as putting vinalon, fertilizer and magnesia clinker industries on a Juche basis through his forced marches day and night despite mid-summer sweltering weather and snow storm.
Their unveiling ceremony took place on Friday.
Present there were Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Choe Ryong Hae and other senior officials of the party, state and army, officials concerned, service personnel, officials and employees of the units and members of shock brigade which contributed to the building of the statues, people, school youth and children in the province.
Senior officials of the party, state, army and the province unveiled them.
A floral basket sent by the dear respected Kim Jong Un was laid before the statues.
A floral basket was placed before them in the joint name of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) and the DPRK Cabinet.
Also laid there were floral baskets in the name of the province, party and power bodies, institutions, industrial establishments, farms and schools at all levels in the province and units of the Korean People’s Army.
All participants paid tribute to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in deep reverence for them.
Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee who is president of the SPA Presidium, made an address at the ceremony.
It was a cherished desire of the people of the province to have their statues in the province and convey their greatness to posterity, he said, adding:
Members of shock brigade and other people in the province erected them at the highest level in a short span of time by displaying intense loyalty and sincerity.
He called on officials and other people to strive hard to win a final victory in the revolutionary cause of Juche, Songun revolutionary cause with the high honor and pride of erecting their statues, true to the leadership of
Kim Jong Un.