Festivities

Torchlight Procession of Young Vanguard Held

The torchlight procession of the young vanguard for celebrating the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea took place at Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday evening.

Taking the tribune of honor were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, first vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, Ri Pyong Chol, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and premier of the DPRK Cabinet, and Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, vice-chairman of the SAC of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee.

Also present at the tribune were Kim Jae Ryong, Ri Il Hwan, Choe Hwi, Pak Thae Dok, Kim Yong Chol, Choe Pu Il, Thae Hyong Chol, O Su Yong, Kim Hyong Jun, Ho Chol Man, Pak Myong Sun, Jong Kyong Thaek, Kim Il Chol, Im Chol Ung, Ri Ryong Nam, Kim Yong Hwan, Pak Jong Nam and other members of the leadership body of the Party Central Committee.

Kim Su Gil, Kim Jong Gwan and other military commanding officers were also present at the tribune.

The reserved seats for guests were taken by Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Yang Hyong Sop, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok and other veteran officials who had worked for a long time in the Party, the government and the military.

Taking the reserved seats were delegates to the celebrations for the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK.

As the start of the procession was declared, letters of celebration appeared one after another and a pattern of fire portraying the emblem of the WPK, symbol of victory, brightened the sky above the square.

Open cars carrying the red flags bearing the portraits of smiling President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il entered the square, escorted by young vanguard.

Seen in the square were the august names of President Kim Il Sung, Chairman Kim Jong Il and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

Ranks of revolutionary schools, youth and students and working youth started their solemn march.

Ranks of youths forming letters reading “Peerless Hero” entered the square, shouting slogan “Long Live Peerless Patriot General Kim Jong Un!”

Torchlight holders forming letters “Great Party”, “Strongest Military Power” and “Independence”, making loud shouts to express the immense trust and reverence for our Party, filled the square.

They make formation changes to depict letters reading “Revolutionary Traditions”, “Single-minded Unity”, “Socialism” and “Self-reliance” one after another to the tune of the song “Advancing Socialism”.

The far-reaching ideal and ambition of young builders were reflected in letters “Devoted Service”, “Golden Mountain”, “Golden Field” and “Golden Sea”.

Letters reading “Scout Party” and “Heroic Youth” showed the bravery and valiant courage of youth in the great era of Kim Jong Un.

The ranks of students entered the square.

The pledge of youths resounded throughout the square against the background letters reading “Toward 8th Congress of Party” mirroring the iron will to certainly build a powerful socialist country on this land under the guidance of the WPK.

The ranks forming letters “First Lifeline” marched past the platform as there presented in the square letters “Devoted Defence” and “Devoted Implementation” to the tune of song of faith “We Know Nobody but You”.

The song “Youth, Forward Following Party” sung in chorus resounded, a reflection of the powerful might of a large contingent of the heroic youth.

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