Wednesday, 21 March 2018
STATEMENT ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FORMATION OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF THE JUCHE IDEA
The Stoke On Trent Branch of the Juche Idea Study Group of Britain extends its warmest greetings to the Board of Directors and to the Secretariat of the International Institute of the Juche Idea, and to all Juche Idea advocates throughout the world. April 9th marks the date, forty years ago, when the study and dissemination of the Juche Idea became systematized in the form of the International Institute of the Juche Idea, based in Tokyo, Japan.
Since the late 1960s, the Juche Idea has been studied and promoted, beginning with the formation of the Group For The Study of the Works of Comrade Kim IL Sung in Mali. The study of the Juche Idea was being taken up by various strata of progressive people in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, so the demand for an international coordinating centre became an urgent necessity. It was decided unanimously at the International Juche Idea Seminar held in Antananarivo, Madagascar in September 1976 to establish a global academic research institute in order to organise the work for the study, dissemination and application of the Juche philosophy. Due to the energetic activities of the famous Japanese scholar Kaoru Yasui and other Juche idea adherents, the International Institute of the Juche Idea was formed in Tokyo, Japan on April 9th, 1978. The Inagurual Declaration of the IIJI entitled "The Juche Idea - The Sacred Banner of the Age of Independence" adopted by the founding congress of the organisation. The IIJI's first declaration proclaimed to the world that the flame of Juche was spreading globally and the International Institute of the Juche Idea would do it's utmost to propagate the Juche Idea to the progressive peoples.
Over the past 40 years, the International Institute of the Juche Idea has conducted vigorous and varied activities in its mission to study and disseminate the Juche Idea. Scientific seminars on the Juche Idea are regularly held on an international and regional scale, including the World Juche Idea Congress in April 2012. Representatives from our local branch and from our National Organisation, have had the privilege of participating in the International Juche Idea seminars organised by the IIJI and exchanging experiences with our fellow Juche Idea researchers from different countries. The publication of "Study Of The Juche Idea". "Hakuho pocketbooks" and the website by the IIJI have increased the accessibility of the Juche Idea to the international community. Our branch will always venerate the memory of the IIJI's late Director-General Doctor Vishwanath and appreciates the efforts of Ogami Kenichi, Jose Francisco Aguliar Bulgarelli, Harish Gupta, Edmond Jove, and other IIJI Directors.
The thirst for a new progressive ideology reflecting the requirements of the 21st century is needed by the peoples who desire peace, independence and social justice. Answering this challenge, the Juche Idea provides a route map and guide for the goals of national and social liberation to be realised. The works of Kim IL Sung, of Kim Jong IL and of Kim Jong Un provide an encyclopaedia of theories and thoughts showing the path to genuine human emancipation. The Stoke On Trent Branch of the Juche Idea Study Group hopes that the work of the International Institute of the Juche Idea gains further success in its vital activities and wishes for closer cooperation between the IIJI and the Juche Idea Study Group of Britain. We call upon the all progressive political activists, academics and students in Britain to take up the study of the Juche Idea and to disseminate it far and wide, and to work with the IIJI for the common objective of global independence!
LONG LIVE THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF THE JUCHE IDEA!
LONG LIVE THE JUCHE IDEA!
Issued by the Stoke On Trent Branch of the Juche Idea Study Group of Britain.