Pyongyang, September 9 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), met and warmly congratulated the labour innovators and merited persons who participated in the celebrations of the 73rd founding anniversary of the DPRK at the office building of the Party Central Committee on September 8.
The respected General Secretary bestowed great favors of inviting to the significant September celebrations and hosting a grand reception for the labour innovators and merited persons who have made contributions to the prosperity of the country with all their patriotic enthusiasm and honest efforts in every nook and corner of the country with a single-minded unity of loyalty to the Party and the country.
Feelings of great excitement and joy of the participants pervaded the courtyard of the Party Central Committee as they were invited to the most honored and the happiest place in their life under the loving care of the benevolent father to be handed down generation after generation.
When the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un appeared, all the participants broke into cheers of "hurrah!" repeatedly, bursting into tears of passion to see the General Secretary who praised their life and struggle before the country and its people though they did what they should do for the motherland.
Gladly shaking hands with each of the labour innovators and merited persons, he congratulated them on celebrating the founding day of the DPRK with the pride of having made contributions to the prosperity of our state.
The sacred history of patriotism of the DPRK is attributable to the feats of the labor innovators and persons of merit who made great contributions to enriching the country's wealth by devotedly working at their worksites and posts and to opening up the efflorescence of socialist civilization by exalting the honor of the country in the van of scientific and cultural fronts, he said.
The dignity and valorous spirit of the DPRK are a noble outcome of the heroic struggle of our people filled with burning patriotism, he said, pointing out that it is the national prestige and customs peculiar to Juche Korea without an equal in the world that the people indomitably struggle to support their beloved country never yielding to tough challenges despite decades of harsh ordeals.
Saying that it is a great strength and inspiration for the Party and the state that they have lots of patriots who are devotedly working to lighten the heavy burden of the country even a bit while thinking about the state affairs before their family affairs and doing any jobs, easy or difficult, without hesitation, he had a meaningful photo session with them.
Deep feelings of loyalty went up in the courtyard of the Party Central Committee along with thunderous cheers of "hurrah!", where there presented a picture of kinship between the leader and his soldiers sharing the same intention and emotion on the sacred road of service for the country.
The photo session was followed by a splendid reception given in the garden of the office building of the Party Central Committee in the presence of Kim Jong Un.
Joining labor innovators and persons of merits were Choe Ryong Hae, Jo Yong Won, Kim Tok Hun, Pak Jong Chon and other Party, government and military cadres.
A congratulatory speech was made at the reception.
The venue for the reception was full of the excitement and joy of the participants who were having a dreamlike happy time in the presence of the tender-hearted father, sharing the family-like feelings.
He called labor innovators and persons of merits close to him and learned about their health and successes in their work. They are devoting their lives faithfully with loyalty and patriotism in different sectors of the national economy including industry, agriculture, science, education, public health, sports, culture, and art whether acknowledged or not and rewarded or not.
Saying that the labor innovators and persons of merits who the Party regards as the cornerstone and pillar of the state should become the standard-bearers and source in embellishing society with their ambitious life and steady practice and making the whole country full of greater revolutionary and patriotic zeal, he voiced the expectations that all the participants would perform more brilliant feats in accomplishing the sacred cause for boosting the strength and dignity of the country and bringing earlier the future of a prosperous and powerful country.
The General Secretary called close to him ordinary working people's children who distinguished themselves in study and organizational life in the children's union. He highly appreciated the efforts of the parents who bring up their children to be the competent pillars of the country, saying that the children's union members invited to the office building of the Party Central Committee together with labor innovators and persons of merits who made great achievement for the country were very admirable.
All the participants were full of strong determination to glorify their life as genuine patriots and passionate loyalists who dynamically propel the great era of Kim Jong Un, the era of our state-first principle which ceaselessly advances and makes a leap forward, always remembering the warm paternal love and great trust of the General Secretary. -0-