Pyongyang, January 24 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Workers' Party of Korea, state and army of the DPRK, visited the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School and congratulated its teachers and students on the lunar New Year. After receiving a salute, he shook the hands of leading officials of the school one by one. He went to the stand for a photo session, saying he came to the school to see how the students were enjoying the lunar New Year.
He approached the students with tears in their eyes and patted their red cheeks. He warmly took their hands, kindly asking why they did not wear gloves in such cold weather. He went round the statue of President Kim Il Sung standing at the school. The President and leader Kim Jong Il paid deep attention to the students of the school to train them as a backbone of the revolution, always thinking of them, he said.
Noting that the students of the school are the precious treasures of the revolution as they will always take the lead in upholding the Songun revolutionary leadership of the WPK, he underlined the need to train them as men strong in faith always sharing the destiny with the Party just as their fathers and mothers did. He made the rounds of the room for education in the revolutionary history and the room devoted to the history of the school.
Standing before the uniforms of students, he said the red bands on sleeves carry profound meanings. He earnestly told them not to forget the noble desire of the great persons of Mt. Paektu reflected in them.
He went round different lecture rooms and laboratories having modern educational environment and scientific and educational facilities under the care of the WPK to learn in detail about the education at the school. He looked round the bedrooms of students, mess hall, children's union room and youth league room to learn about their living. He urged the school to conduct educational work well so that all its students may steadfastly succeed to the revolution, not forgetting their origin.
Walking the compound of the school after dusk fell, he asked about what kind of turf was put on the playground. He said he would send good turf to the school and kindly proposed covering outdoor basketball and volleyball courts with rubber mat. He moved to the gymnasium, telling officials to look round everything despite pressure of time. Feeling the floor with his hand, he said it was necessary to smoothen it better so that the students may not have their knees hurt while exercising. Underlining the need to build the gymnasium better, he said he would send designers. At an e-library, he saw with keen attention students using computers and took measures for the operation of the computer network.
At their hall he sat on a chair used by them and said it was built well. He learned in detail about its acoustic conditions. Noting that his visit to the school made him feel as if he had come to his birthplace, adding it offered him an opportunity to renew his determination to carry the revolution to completion. He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for the education and management of the school having a noble mission to bring up a backbone force, core force which will steadfastly succeed to the Korean revolution.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Kim Yong Chun, minister of the People's Armed Forces, KPA Generals Pak Jae Gyong and Hyon Chol Hae, First Vice Department Director of the C.C., the WPK Ri Jae Il and Vice Department Director of the C.C., the WPK Hwang Pyong So.