Thursday, 20 May 2021

DPRK's History of Self-reliance (10)

Pyongyang, May 20 (KCNA) -- During the Fatherland Liberation War (June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953), the DPRK people vigorously conducted a wartime drive for increased production with firm faith in victory to meet the demand for war supplies.

On June 26, Juche 39 (1950), the next day when the imperialist allied forces provoked a war for aggression on the DPRK, President Kim Il Sung made a historic radio address "Go All Out for Victory in the War" to appeal to all the people to channel all their efforts into the victory of the war.

In hearty response to his call, the people turned out in the wartime drive for increased production, fully displaying the spirit of self-reliance, to defend the country they built by their own efforts.

Workers of many industrial establishments launched mass movements to speed up the production under such slogans as "Let us produce and supply, even one bullet and rifle, more and faster for the fighting valiant People's Army soldiers!". Whenever electricity was cut off due to the enemy's bombing, they turned the belt of lathes with hands and when a cupola furnace was destroyed, they restored it and turned out the molten iron to carry on the production steadily, thus sending many weapons, hand grenades and ammunition to the front.

Agricultural workers, too, turned out in a wartime drive for increased food production. They vigorously waged plow-woman movement, high-yielding movement and other mass movements to increase the grain production every year and donated much amount of relief grains to the front. Farmers throughout the country sent 3 000 tons of relief grains to the front from the start of the campaign for donating relief grains to the front in November 1952 to late April next year.

Fishermen conducted a valiant fishing campaign even under the enemy's bombing and bombardment and thus contributed to the victory in the war and the stabilization of people's livelihood. -0

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