A Day Before Party Founding

The Workers’ Party of Korea was founded on October 10, Juche 34 (1945).

Having liberated the country by waging the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle for 20 years, the great leader Kim Il Sung paid primary attention to the founding of the party.

On August 20, Juche 34 (1945) right after liberation, he advanced the three tasks to build the party, state and armed forces, of which he regarded the party founding as the first and foremost task. And he energetically guided the preparations for founding the party day and night.

The same was true of October 9, a day before the party founding.

That day Kim Il Sung visited the then Kangson Steel Works which was playing an important role in the steel production of the country.

On the way to the works, he had to pass his home village Mangyongdae he had longed for even in dream.

Though his old home was within a hailing distance, he called on the workers of Kangson first and told them in detail how to rehabilitate the works. Upon returning to his office, he began to write the report to the inaugural congress of the party without relieving his pent-up fatigue.

At midnight he went to the venue of the congress to acquaint himself with its preparations and looked round the lodgings of the delegates. When he came back, he continued to write the report.

An official asked him to have a short break, but Kim Il Sung said he had been accustomed to working till late at night and that the dawn was the most precious time for him.

When he finished writing the report, the morning sun was rising.

Looking at the brightening eastern sky by the window, he said quietly that the historic congress for founding the party would be held in a few hours.

The morning of October 10, Juche 34 (1945) broke like that.

Categories: Anecdotes, Narrated

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