Soon afterwards, all the Koreans as well as more than 1 000 families who were left homeless could hardly believe their ears at the news that the rehabilitation of the flood-stricken city was discussed as an agenda item at an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea presided over by supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
Schoolchildren are taught how to play kayagum, Korean musical instrument, at the renovated Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace.
RI KWANG SONG / THE PYONGYANG TIMES
In hearty response to the leader’s call, service personnel built single-storey houses for over 1 300 families furnished with wonderful living conditions and even kitchen gardens in the Sonbong area of the city in a little over a month. In the period the leader inspected the area twice to encourage soldiers and took measures to finish the project before the cold weather came.
Children enjoyed a special care of the state, and legends of love for the people were woven.
The June 3 2015 issue of Rodong Sinmun carried the news about the inaugural ceremony of the baby home and orphanage in the port city of Wonsan on the east coast along with a picture of kids in national costumes cutting the ribbon.
The children might not know how their palatial homes were provided by the state, but they would realize the meaning of their ribbon-cutting when they grow old enough.
The Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace was reconstructed splendidly as another monumental structure.
In this comprehensive extracurricular educational base, a living embodiment of the WPK’s love for the future, or younger generation, children of workers, farmers, scientists and service personnel develop their talents, singing song “We Are the Happiest in the World”.
These are only some scraps of events that took place last year.
Many foreign visitors including tourists and those from the West that is hostile towards the DPRK were deeply moved by the stories about love and respect shown for the people.
A French tourist who visited the country last year said that all his fellow travellers including Americans felt great joy as what they witnessed in the DPRK was completely different from what the West described it as.
By Pang Un Ju PT