In the national emblem of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mt. Paektu, the sacred mountain of revolution, and the brilliant five-pointed red star symbolize the revolutionary traditions inherited by the DPRK and the rosy future of the Korean people vigorously advancing for the accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche, and the red ribbon and the name of the country written on it are symbolic of the invincible might of the Republic.
The hydraulic power station and the ears of rice represent the bright future of the Republic.
The great leader Kim Il Sung, the founder of the DPRK, taught in detail how to design the national emblem.
One day in February Juche 37 (1948), he summoned an official and told that the prospect of development of our country should be well represented in the national emblem.
He reasoned that if the Suphung Power Station in our country is drawn well in the national emblem, it will be able to show the prospect of electrification of the country intuitively. He ensured that a five-pointed red star depicted in the national flag was drawn with its beaming light in the upper part of the power station, ears of rice forming an oval frame bound with a red ribbon and the name of the country written in the middle of the ribbon.
That day, he stressed that the design of the national emblem should be drawn to clearly show the unity and cohesion of the broad popular masses based on the worker-peasant alliance with the working class as the core and the prospect of development of a powerful and modern industry and an advanced agriculture as well.
This is how the design of the national emblem of the DPRK could be completed, which is beautiful yet dignified and has deep meaning.