Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Seminar on Songun Politics Held in Nigeria

A seminar on the Juche idea, the Songun politics in the era of independence was held at University of Abuja of Nigeria on Apr. 6 on the occasions of the Day of the Sun and the 16th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.

Participants at the Seminar

Displayed in the venue of the seminar were photos showing the immortal exploits of his Songun revolutionary leadership.

Present at the Seminar were officials and members of the Nigerian National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea (NNCSJI), the Group for the Study of Kimjongilism, the Group for the Study of the Juche Philosophy and the Group for the Study of the Songun Politics of Nigeria and over five hundred staff and students of the University of Abuja. Also present there on invitation were staff members of the DPRK embassy in Abuja.

Participants viewing the Photographs

Participants viewing the Photographs

Participants having discussions after viewing
the Photographs

Participants viewing photographs on display

Thereafter, Mallam Buhari Muhammed Bello, a lecturer with the Political Science Department of the university said in an opening speech that the seminar held greater significance as it took place when the DPRK successfully launched its satellite Kwangmyongsong-2 with its own wisdom and technology. He warmly congratulated HE Comrade Kim Jong Il and the Korean people on behalf of the participants.

Mallam Buhari Muhammad Bello of the Department of Political Science

After the opening address, speeches were made. Abba Sadiqque Abubakar, chairman of the Nigerian Group for the Study of the Juche Philosophy, speaking under the title of "Foundation of the Juche idea and reality of the DPRK," referred to the fact that President Kim Il Sung had founded the Juche idea to meet the practical requirement of the Korean revolution, liberated the country usurped by the Japanese imperialists through the armed struggle on the basis of the idea, founded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea afterwards and developed it into a powerful socialist state. Saddiqque paper was delivered by Mallam Abdul-Rahman.

Mallam Abdul-Rahman delivering his speech

Mallam Abdul-Rahman delivering his speech
with academic staff of the University of Abuja
three invited embassy officials of the DPR of
Korea in Abuja seated

Dr Muhammad Wader, A Professor of International Relations and with about twenty-five years of teaching experience in the United State, spoke on North Korea’s Nuclear Programme and Western Countries Concerns. He opined that DRP of Korea has the right to pursue and possess nuclear programme and weapons

Dr. Muhammad Wader (A Professor of International Relations)
of the Department of Political Sciences
delivering his lecture during the seminar

Dr Muhammad Wader delivering his lecture

Dr Alhassan Mamman Muhammad, National Chairman of the Nigerian National Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea, in his speech titled "The Songun politics and reunification of Korea" explained and proved the fact that the President indicated the essence of the issue on national reunification, set forth the most reasonable proposals and ways for reunification and opened an epochal phase for national reunification to achieve them.
A letter to Kim Jong Il was adopted there.

Some participants pose for a photograph in front
of Emmanuel Abisoye hall venue of the Seminar

Some participants chatting with Dr. Nazifi Abdullah
Darma of the Department of Economics, University
Abuja and the National Chairman in front of
Emmanuel Abisoye hall venue of the Seminar

Participants viewing the photographs on display
after the seminar was concluded

Undying Memory of Kim Jong Suk

Kim Jong Suk, one of the great persons of modern Korea, lived a short life (December 24, 1917-September 22, 1949), but she left an indelible trace in the memory of the Korean people. She is still remembered even after 60 years since she passed away.
She was a paragon in safeguarding and supporting President Kim Il Sung(1912-1994), peerless great man of the Korean nation.
She set out on the road of the armed struggle to liberate Korea from the Japanese imperialists at the age of 18. From then on she held that General Kim Il Sung is the very heart and top of the Korean revolution, and took it as her highest mission to protect him from danger. She made herself the General’s human shield in fierce battle and her noble image remains etched in the Koreans’ memory.
She never failed to fulfill any difficult tasks under all circumstances, if they were to implement the orders and ideas of the General. She always lived up to the expectations of the General in her undertaking of any tasks, be it combat mission, underground activity, cooking, nursing, uniform making or others.
She devoted herself to the health and safety of the General. During the anti-Japanese armed struggle full of marches and battles, she washed the General’s clothes and dried them with her own body temperature, putting them under her jacket in severe winter cold; she thinned her hair out to make insoles for him; she gathered floss silk, which she heard was bulletproof, and made a padded coat for the General. Even after Korea’s liberation on August 15, 1945, she still remained the bodyguard of the General and reliably defended his safety as a “shiftless sentry”.
She lived only fours years in the liberated country, but every nook and corner of the land bears the imprints of her activities to carry out the ideas and intention of President Kim Il Sung. Always standing in the van of the people to build a new Korea, she inspired them to take an active part in mass movements proposed by the President, including the general ideological mobilization movement for nation-building, a mass emulation drive for increased production, and the Pothong River improvement project, the first-ever nature-remaking project in the liberated Korea. She was indeed the closest comrade of Kim Il Sung and also his most faithful solider.
Kim Jong Suk was endowed with warm personality and sacred devotion.
In the days of the bloody anti-Japanese war she risked her own life to secure food for her comrade, even though she went hungry for days. She cooked meals and washed clothes of the guerillas during breaks of marches and camping, when all others fell asleep. She climbed up the shell-pounded hills with the cauldron of boiling gruel on her head for her comrade-in-arms. After liberation she found the bereaved children of the revolutionary martyrs and took maternal care of them so that they could become faithful personnel for the country. President Kim Il Sung in his lifetime recollected that Kim Jong Suk lived for others, not for herself, and hers was a life devoted to her comrades.
The greatest service she rendered is that she laid the solid foundation for the cause of President Kim Il Sung to be successfully carried forward.
She brought up her son, Kim Jong Il, to acquire the qualities and virtues befitting a great man – ardent love for the country and people, noble virtue and great humanity, resolute and audacious temperament, indomitable courage and pluck, generous character – since his childhood. At the last moment of her life she earnestly told her little son that he must respect President Kim Il Sung and successfully carry forward his cause. True to her will, Kim Jong Il, as the true successor to the President, has firmly defended the Korean-style socialism and is now ushering in a new era of building a great, prosperous and powerful nation.
Socialist Korea that has been winning one victory after another is inconceivable without her.