Leader Kim Jong Il inspects a KPA unit
Leader Kim Jong Il inspects the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su
105 Guards Tank Division
Leader Kim Jong gives a field-guidance
to the Migok Co-op Farm
Leader Kim Jong meets with Kim Dae-jung
Invincible Korean People's Army in a military parade
Great March of Songun
August 25, 1960 is a meaningful day when leader Kim Jong Il left the first footprint of his Songun revolutionary leadership.
That the leader gave on-the-spot guidance to the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People's Army on that historical day was a powerful declaration of his iron-like conviction and volition to accomplish on the strength of guns the Korean revolution which was pioneered and has been advanced by force of arms.
Since then he has performed undying exploits for the times and history for 50 years with the unique Songun revolutionary leadership.
Thanks to his Songun revolutionary leadership the Korean People's Army has grown to be a faithful combat rank ready to devotedly fight for the Party and the leader and a matchless powerful army equipped with both offensive and defensive means, and discharged its honorable mission as defender of the Party, revolution, homeland and people.
His Songun revolutionary leadership ensured that all domains of the socialist construction including economy and culture are vibrant with the spirit of the Songun era and create miracles and innovations one after another, striking the world with admiration.
Juche-based iron, fiber and fertilizers are mass-produced in a constant stream, a vast youth orchard appeared up, forsaken tidelands became fertile farmlands and large-scale hydropower stations got online in succession, thus the gate to a thriving nation is about to be flung open.
Also thanks to the Songun politics, genuine patriotic and anti-imperialist independent politics, a historical turnaround took place in the struggle to achieve Korea’s reunification under the idea of “By Our Nation Itself”, and the international solidarity with the Korean revolution further strengthened and the external prestige and influence of the DPRK remarkably enhanced.
Today the south Korean people keenly realize that the Songun politics of leader Kim Jong Il is the most patriotic and powerful politics and the road of Songun is the road of national prosperity, peace and reunification, and the road to display the nation’s dignity and mettle.
Various groups supporting the Songun politics were formed and the atmosphere to support it gets spread day by day.
The South Side Headquarters of the National Alliance of Youth and Students for the Country’s Reunification, the Solidarity for Realizing the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration and other civic organizations highly praised the Songun leadership exploits of leader Kim Jong Il who steers the world politics and leads the general offensive to open the gate to a thriving nation in the van by dint of the ever-victorious Songun politics.
Major broadcasts, newspapers, magazines and Internet homepages of south Korea give wide publicity to the validity and vitality of the Songun politics.
Now the south Korean people are dynamically struggling for improved inter-Korean relations and independent reunification with the conviction that for holding in high esteem leader Kim Jong Il, peerless brilliant commander who opens up the new era for national prosperity with Songun, the Korean nation’s future is bright and the reunification cause will surely be achieved.
In different regions and countries of the world including Britain, Spain, Italy, Germany, Guinea, Mexico and Nigeria multifarious functions and information activities such as celebration rallies, film shows, photo and book exhibitions, seminars, lectures, releasing statements and posting special editions on the Internet took place on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the leader’s start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.
Shown in the venues of the functions and information materials are the immortal classic works of leader Kim Jong Il, photos and books on his Songun leadership exploits, the Korean people's struggle for building a thriving nation and the national reunification, praising the greatness of him who displays the dignified appearance of the immortal socialist power throughout the world resolutely confronting the imperialist allied forces with the iron-like pluck and grits.
Indeed, the glorious revolutionary exploits of Kim Jong Il who is possessed of rare ideological and theoretical wisdom, extraordinary political and military caliber and matchless pluck and grits, turned Korea into a powerful country in politics, ideology, military affairs, science and technology and opened up a turning phase in building a socialist thriving nation will last forever along with the eternal prosperity of Kim Il Sung nation.