Among the authoritative biologists of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is a woman candidate academician in her 70s.
She is Labour Hero Choe Sung Bok working as vice-director of an institute.
She has been devoting her all to the development of biology of the country for more than 50 years since her girlhood at the age of 24.
On June 5, Juche 104 (2015) she had the honour to meet the respected Kim Jong Un who called at the institute.
She developed bio-agrochemicals which are favourable for the protection of the ecological environment and can increase the agricultural output and established their production method suited to the actual conditions of the country.
Highly appreciating her research findings, Kim Jong Un confidently said the success shows that our country has proudly got on the acme of the advanced science and technology. And he expressed great satisfaction over the fact that a foundation has been laid to normalize production in an industrial way.
It was at the age of 57 that she buckled down to developing the bio-agrochemicals. Though in the twilight of her life, she got to the work without hesitation as it was urgent in solving the food problem of the people.
She had been engaged in the research for more than 10 years since then, repeating failures one hundred and tens of times. And finally she succeeded in the research.
That day, Kim Jong Un said he is very glad to meet patriots keeping on scientific pursuit.
He praised Choe Sung Bok and other scientists as patriots who achieved successes with a determination to laugh off the difficulties in scientific researches all their lives as they are an undertaking for the country and people. And he said he takes off his hat to them before their patriotic conscience.
Saying he wants to carry them on his back and provide them with all best things in the world, he invited Choe and other meritorious scientists as VIPs to the celebrations of the 70th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea held on October 10 that year.
The research findings Choe Sung Bok made have been introduced into different farms including Farm No. 1116, proving their superiority.
Her career proves that the life devoted to the country and people is the happiest and most glorious life.