September 9 this year is a meaningful day that marks the 75th anniversary when President Kim Il Sung founded our glorious fatherland, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Greeting this day, our people feel deep gratitude and pay high tribute to President Kim Il Sung, the founding father of our state, who, in his early years, put forth an original line of state building and wisely led the struggle for its realization, thereby developing our country into a prosperous, independent and sovereign state.
Since the day he embarked on the road of revolution, he paid deep attention to the issue of sovereignty. After Korea’s liberation, he laid solid foundations for the establishment of an independent and sovereign state in the fields of politics, economy, culture, and military affairs. On such grounds, he devoted his heart and soul to founding a people’s state that accurately reflects the will and aspirations of the entire Korean nation.
President Kim Il Sung put the draft constitution to a nationwide discussion to encourage the people to develop high consciousness and take great pride that they are the true masters of the new Korea who even take direct part in formulating the basic legislation of the state. He also energetically guided the work to create the official name of the country, the national emblem, flag and anthem so that they clearly represent the independent, democratic and popular character of our country.
He named the country the “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”. The national emblem depicts a shining five-point star and Mt. Paektu at the top and a grand hydroelectric power station below it, with ears of rice bound with red ribbon inscribed with the name of our country. The national flag bears a brilliant five-point star and is designed in blue and red, symbolizing the revolutionary traditions to be carried forward by our Republic, the resourceful character of our people, and the bright future of our fatherland. The national anthem is the “Patriotic Song” which embodies the Korean people’s national dignity and pride in the beautiful and resourceful country and the tradition of vigorous struggle.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – this indeed is the true home for our people provided by President Kim Il Sung, the appellation of victory inspiring our people to independence.
The founding of the glorious DPRK was a historic event that solemnly declared to the world the birth of Juche Korea.
Its foundation turned our people into a strong and dignified nation, the resourceful citizens of an independent and sovereign state who hold the state power in their own hands to build their own country on their own efforts. It also granted our people with the powerful weapon to brilliantly carry out the revolutionary cause of Juche.
Holding President Kim Il Sung in high esteem as the founding father of the country and under the outstanding and seasoned leadership of Chairman Kim Jong Il, our people have adorned the 75-year-long history of the DPRK with victory.
The world progressive peoples express their admiration for the DPRK that is now resolutely defending its sovereignty and dignity and is enjoying the prestige as the powerful socialist country of Juche, braving out all external pressure. They highly praise that among the many countries in the world, there is none like the DPRK which advances the revolution and construction without the slightest deviation under the leadership of the great leaders for generations.
Our people will continue to faithfully uphold the leadership of respected Comrade Kim Jong Un to work new miracles and feats in the sacred struggle for the overall development of the socialist construction and demonstrate to the world the dignity and national might of the DPRK.
The immortal exploits of President Kim Il Sung, who founded our glorious motherland – the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, will shine forever along with the history of the ever-victorious Republic.