Parade of WPRG and PSF Celebrates 73rd Founding Anniversary of DPRK

   Pyongyang, September 9 (KCNA, RSTV)   


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The parade of Paramilitary and Public Security Forces (PSF) for celebrating the 73rd founding anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was held in splendor at Kim Il Sung Square.

There was a peculiar entrance ceremony of the combined militant band.

Parachutists showed landing skill, covering the nocturnal sky in September with national flags.

A column of escort planes flew past the sky above the square and fighters in the form of a fan shot off crackers, revving up the festive mood.

The Ensemble of the State Affairs Commission and the Central Military Band of the Ministry of National Defence for playing music for parade took their seats at the square for rendition.

Parade columns of paramilitary and public security forces entered the square throwing out their might all around, to the tune of entrance music.

Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and President of the State Affairs of the DPRK, came to the platform of the square at 00:00 on Thursday.

The moment, thunderous cheers of "hurrah!" and loud chanting of "Kim Jong Un" and "devoted defence" resounded through and fireworks shot off, presenting fantastic sea of fireworks.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un extended warm greetings to all the people of the country celebrating the founding anniversary of the dignified country, waving back to the enthusiastically cheering participants in the parade and in the celebrations.

Kim Jong Un and cadres of the Party, government and military were presented with fragrant bouquets by members of the Children's Union.

Taking the platform were Comrades Choe Ryong Hae, Jo Yong Won, Kim Tok Hun and Pak Jong Chon.

Taking the platform also were cadres of the Party and the government, leading officials of the Cabinet, commissions, ministries and national institutions, labor innovators and persons of merits who made distinguished contributions to the development of the DPRK.

Also taking the platform were leading officials of the armed forces organs.

Present at the platform on invitation were Comrades Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Kim Kyong Ok and Kim Jong Im who worked for the Party and the government for a long time.

The reviewing stands were taken by the participants in the celebrations.

There was a solemn ceremony of raising a national flag.

All the citizens expressed noble respects for the national flag.

There was a 21-gun salute amid the playing of the song "The Glorious Motherland".

Ri Il Hwan, Member of the Political Bureau and Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, made a speech at the parade.



Comrade Ri Il Hwan said that the massive parade represented the noblest respect of the sons and daughters of the Republic for the beloved motherland, and a great procession of victors who created the history of a great country by their own efforts braving through all sorts of challenges and difficulties.

He clarified that it was a really impressive event that our Republic has greeted the 73rd anniversary of its founding in the steady path of accomplishing the socialist cause by steadily carrying forward the ideology, ism, social system and tradition which were raised at the beginning of carrying out the cause of state-building.

He added that our people have always loved the Republic both in days of happiness and difficulties.

Our Republic could have created the proud history as all the people displayed matchless heroism in defending the country and in socialist construction holding a rifle in one hand and a hammer, a sickle or a writing brush in the other hand, he stressed, and continued:

Our state and people will tide over the present difficulties with the might of single-minded unity and open up the era of new surge and turn in socialist construction in the future, too as they did in the past.

The government of the Republic will firmly defend the dignity and the fundamental interests of our people and solve everything our own way with our own efforts on the principle of self-reliance and self-development under any circumstances.

We will increase the People's Army, a pillar in defending the state, in every way, put the defence industry on a higher Juche and modernized basis and keep spurring the struggle for carrying out the Party's policy on putting all the people under arms and turning the whole country into a fortress to ceaselessly improve the defence capability of the country.

Neither challenge nor difficulties can ever stop the heroic advance of our state and our people going toward the new victory of the revolution, led by the great Comrade Kim Jong Un.

The speaker appealed to all to work hard for the eternal prosperity of the Republic, rallied close under the banner of our state-first principle.

Then there was an inspection for the preparations for the parade.

Commander of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards (WPRG) Kang Sun Nam reported to Jo Yong Won, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and Secretary for Organizational Affairs of the WPK Central Committee, that units of parade have lined up to get their preparations checked.

Comrade Jo Yong Won inspected the units of parade.

He courteously reported to the General Secretary of the WPK that Paramilitary and Public Security Forces are ready to start the parade for celebrating the 73rd founding anniversary of the DPRK.

The solemn parade of Paramilitary and Public Security Forces began.

Entering the square first led by the lead car of the Commander of the WPRG was the column of the Pyongyang City Division of Party members. They are the creators of feats and fighters who devotedly carried out the Party's policies to win a victory in the campaign for protecting the people as fitting the detached corps dispatched by the Party Central Committee to the sites for recovery from disaster last year.

Following them were the column of the WPRG of Pyongyang City, militia force defending the capital city, led by Kim Yong Hwan, Chief Secretary of the City Party Committee, and the columns of the WPRG in North and South Phyongan Provinces, standing guard over the border and the gateway to the capital as an impregnable fortress, each led by Mun Kyong Dok and An Kum Chol, Chief Secretaries of the Provincial Party Committees.

They were followed by the columns of the Red Guards of North and South Hwanghae Provinces, ranks of those taking charge of the agricultural front, led by Pak Chang Ho and Pak Song Chol, Chief Secretaries of the Provincial Party Committees.

The columns of the Red Guards of Jagang and Kangwon Provinces led by Kang Pong Hun and Kim Su Gil, Chief Secretaries of the Provincial Party Committees, showed well the unusual pride and self-esteem of creating the spirit of the times while overcoming grim difficulties before the country and the revolution.

Marching past in fine array next were the columns of the Red Guards of North and South Hamgyong Provinces and Ryanggang Province, being led by Kim Chol Sam, Ri Jong Nam and Ri Thae Il, Chief Secretaries of the Provincial Party Committees.

Comrade Kim Jong Un sent militant salute to the columns marching past in fine array.

The columns of the Ministry of Railways and the Air Koryo Administration marched past the square.

As the column of the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex which is the large-scale base of metallurgical industry in the northern part of the country, the column of the Huichon Ryonha Machine Factory that gave an origin of industrial revolution in the new century and the column of the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex which is an arsenal of socialist agricultural front entered the square, the people warmly congratulated the ranks of the heroic working class.

It was followed by the column of the Rakwon General Machine Enterprise and the Chollima Steel Complex.

Entering the square following it was the columns of the Ryongsong Machine Complex, the Sunchon Area Youth Coal Mining Complex and the Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill.

The columns of emergency epidemic prevention and the Ministry of Public Health were full of patriotic enthusiasm to display the advantages of the socialist system all over the world, while firmly protecting the security of the country and its people from the worldwide pandemic.

There were also the column of the State Academy of Sciences, and the column of men of culture and art and sportspersons made up of those artistes, moviemen and sportspersons who contributed to exalting the honor of the country and opening up the efflorescence of socialist culture.

Then there were the columns of Kim Il Sung University, Kim Chaek University of Technology and the Young Red Guards.

Following the Paramilitary force columns, ranks of PSF marched past the platform.

Comrade Kim Jong Un sent encouraging salute to the parading columns marching past in fine array, displaying the invincibility as the dependable political guard force of our Party and the elite force holding a share of the revolutionary armed forces.

The first column was the cavalry task force column of the PSF.

It was followed by a military dog search column.

The mechanized columns of the WPRG entered the square, demonstrating the vitality of our Party's military line for self-defence.

Following the column of the motorcycles, those in charge of the farm mechanization who were operational in the socialist cooperative fields rolled past the square driving tractors hauling artillery pieces to pound the aggressors and their vassal forces with annihilating firepower in case of emergency.

The mechanized columns roared past the square, reminding that our country has turned into an impregnable fortress with a powerful militia capable of carrying out whatever operations and battles independently together with the invincible regular army.

The column of fire brigade of the PSF was the last one that concluded the parade.

At the end of the parade, fireworks shot off again and an evening gala of youth and students began at the square.

The spectacular fireworks added to the enthusiasm and optimism of youth and students.

After the evening gala and the display of fireworks, stormy cheers of "hurrah!" for the General Secretary again rocked the heaven and the earth.

Comrade Kim Jong Un warmly acknowledged the enthusiastically cheering crowds for long.

All the participants presented the greatest glory and the deepest gratitude to Kim Jong Un, a peerless hero who is fully demonstrating the new era of overall prosperity of the country and the era of our state-first principle with his ardent love and self-sacrificing dedication to the country and the people.



Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Meets and Congratulates Labour Innovators and Merited Persons Who Participated in Celebrations of 73rd Anniversary of DPRK

Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), met and warmly congratulated the labour innovators and merited persons who participated in the celebrations of the 73rd founding anniversary of the DPRK at the office building of the Party Central Committee on September 8.

The respected General Secretary bestowed great favors of inviting to the significant September celebrations and hosting a grand reception for the labour innovators and merited persons who have made contributions to the prosperity of the country with all their patriotic enthusiasm and honest efforts in every nook and corner of the country with a single-minded unity of loyalty to the Party and the country.

Feelings of great excitement and joy of the participants pervaded the courtyard of the Party Central Committee as they were invited to the most honored and the happiest place in their life under the loving care of the benevolent father to be handed down generation after generation.

When the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un appeared, all the participants broke into cheers of "hurrah!" repeatedly, bursting into tears of passion to see the General Secretary who praised their life and struggle before the country and its people though they did what they should do for the motherland.

Gladly shaking hands with each of the labour innovators and merited persons, he congratulated them on celebrating the founding day of the DPRK with the pride of having made contributions to the prosperity of our state.

The sacred history of patriotism of the DPRK is attributable to the feats of the labor innovators and persons of merit who made great contributions to enriching the country's wealth by devotedly working at their worksites and posts and to opening up the efflorescence of socialist civilization by exalting the honor of the country in the van of scientific and cultural fronts, he said.

The dignity and valorous spirit of the DPRK are a noble outcome of the heroic struggle of our people filled with burning patriotism, he said, pointing out that it is the national prestige and customs peculiar to Juche Korea without an equal in the world that the people indomitably struggle to support their beloved country never yielding to tough challenges despite decades of harsh ordeals.

Saying that it is a great strength and inspiration for the Party and the state that they have lots of patriots who are devotedly working to lighten the heavy burden of the country even a bit while thinking about the state affairs before their family affairs and doing any jobs, easy or difficult, without hesitation, he had a meaningful photo session with them.

Deep feelings of loyalty went up in the courtyard of the Party Central Committee along with thunderous cheers of "hurrah!", where there presented a picture of kinship between the leader and his soldiers sharing the same intention and emotion on the sacred road of service for the country.

The photo session was followed by a splendid reception given in the garden of the office building of the Party Central Committee in the presence of Kim Jong Un.

Joining labor innovators and persons of merits were Comrades Choe Ryong Hae, Jo Yong Won, Kim Tok Hun, Pak Jong Chon and other Party, government and military cadres.

A congratulatory speech was made at the reception.

The venue for the reception was full of the excitement and joy of the participants who were having a dreamlike happy time in the presence of the tender-hearted father, sharing the family-like feelings.

He called labor innovators and persons of merits close to him and learned about their health and successes in their work. They are devoting their lives faithfully with loyalty and patriotism in different sectors of the national economy including industry, agriculture, science, education, public health, sports, culture, and art whether acknowledged or not and rewarded or not.

Saying that the labor innovators and persons of merits who the Party regards as the cornerstone and pillar of the state should become the standard-bearers and source in embellishing society with their ambitious life and steady practice and making the whole country full of greater revolutionary and patriotic zeal, he voiced the expectations that all the participants would perform more brilliant feats in accomplishing the sacred cause for boosting the strength and dignity of the country and bringing earlier the future of a prosperous and powerful country.

The General Secretary called close to him ordinary working people's children who distinguished themselves in study and organizational life in the children's union. He highly appreciated the efforts of the parents who bring up their children to be the competent pillars of the country, saying that the children's union members invited to the office building of the Party Central Committee together with labor innovators and persons of merits who made great achievement for the country were very admirable.

All the participants were full of strong determination to glorify their life as genuine patriots and passionate loyalists who dynamically propel the great era of Kim Jong Un, the era of our state-first principle which ceaselessly advances and makes a leap forward, always remembering the warm paternal love and great trust of the General Secretary.



Participants in Parade Pass Streets, Welcomed by Pyongyang Citizens

The participants in the parade of the Paramilitary and Public Security Forces for celebrating the 73rd founding anniversary of the DPRK passed streets of the capital city, warmly welcomed by Pyongyang citizens Thursday.

Waving national flags and bouquets to the dependable parade members, the citizens felt great pride in the revolutionary armed forces of our Party reliably upholding the socialist cause of Juche with hammer, sickle, writing brush and rifle.

The members of the parade passing the streets of the capital city heartily responded with the firm pledge to propel the strengthening of the combat capabilities and defend the rear of socialist homeland as firm as a rock, being conscious of their honorable mission as dependable wings of the People's Army.

From brightly-lit windows of flats the citizens congratulated the parade members who were full of pride of having decorated the significant founding anniversary of the Republic with the stamping of footsteps.

Enthusiastic cheers of the citizens broke in streets where mechanized columns were passing.

The enthusiastic welcome for the participants in the parade added to the festivity on the September holiday.


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