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Grand Celebrations on YOUTH DAY

Young people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Youth Day on August 28.

10 000 young people across the country, including those who volunteered to work in difficult and labour-consuming fields after the Eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea in January this year and exemplary officials of the youth league, took part in Youth Day celebrations.

They visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun where the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are preserved in their lifetime appearance to pay noble respects to them on August 27.

The following day a meeting was held to convey the letter of congratulations sent by Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the WPK, to the young people who volunteered to work in difficult and challenging sectors of socialist construction.

All the participants in the meeting, upon receiving the letter of congratulations which put great trust and expectation in the young vanguards, raised thunderous cheers of “hurrah!” and shouted “Kim Jong Un” and “devoted defence,” reflecting their firm resolve to become undying flames of struggle and enthusiastic vanguard fighters in the general onward march to implement the decisions of the Eighth Party Congress.

In the meeting, led by the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League, they solemnly vowed to the respected General Secretary to fully demonstrate the mettle of the socialist patriotic youth at every worksite for implementing the decisions of the Eighth Party Congress.

Dancing parties of youth and students in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Youth Day took place in the plazas of the April 25 House of Culture and the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang, and different parts of the country, including Sinuiju, Haeju, Kanggye, Hyesan and Chongjin.

On August 28 an evening gala of youth and students was held at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. Participants in the Youth Day celebrations enjoyed the gala.

Those participating in the gala danced, paying the highest glory and extending the warmest greetings of gratitude to the respected General Secretary who is ushering in a golden age of the Korean youth movement.

When the evening gala reached its climax, colourful fireworks were shot into the nocturnal sky.
A Youth Day celebration performance “We’ll demonstrate the might of patriotic youth” was staged at the Pyongyang Municipal Youth Park Open-Air Theatre on August 29.

The entertainers sang highly of the faith and will of the Korean young people to glorify the proud history and tradition of the youth movement and perform miraculous feats in the onward march towards a fresh victory in the revolution.