A torchlight procession of young vanguard "Young People, Forward toward Great Party!" was held with splendor in Pyongyang on the evening of Saturday, the 70th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
Amid the playing of welcome music, Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, appeared in the tribune of honor of the square.
Taking the tribune of honor were Kim Yong Nam, Hwang Pyong So, Pak Pong Ju and others, chief secretaries of the provincial committees of the WPK, officials of the party and armed forces organs, persons of merits and Nam Sung U, vice-chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan.
Liu Yunshan, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau and member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Salvador Antonio Valdes Mesa, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and vice-president of the Council of State of Cuba, Chansy Phosikham, secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and chairman of its Organization Committee, and Ha Thi Khiet, secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and director of its Mass Movement Department, appeared there.
Seen at the reviewing stands were the delegates to the celebrations of the 70th founding anniversary of the WPK, officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, service personnel of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, former unconverted long-term prisoners, heroes, bereaved families of revolutionary martyrs, persons related to revolutionary activities of the peerlessly great persons, persons of merits, overseas compatriots congratulatory groups and delegations and overseas compatriots and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.
Present there on invitation were foreign party delegations and other delegations, diplomatic envoys and representatives of international organizations and members of the military attaches corps here and other foreign guests.
Open cars carrying the flags bearing the portraits of smiling President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il entered the square, escorted by young vanguard holding torchlight batons.
The august names of the peerlessly great men were depicted by torch holders at the square to be followed by the torchlight formation of the letters "Founder", "General Secretary", etc. and the emblem of the WPK.
Columns of the revolutionary schools, university students and working youths started the march.
A column of the torchlight procession forming the august name of Kim Jong Un marched past in fine array.
Columns depicting letters "The Workers' Party of Korea", a model of the torch of the Tower of the Juche Idea and letters "Juche", "Revolutionary Tradition" and "Believing in the People as in Heaven" marched past while torch holders formed models of the party flag and the Marshal Star and letters "Leader" and "Glory" at the square.
Columns of the torchlight procession changed their ranks, forming letters "Comradeship", "Single-minded Unity" and "Songun Politics".
Kim Jong Un waved his hands to acknowledge the young vanguard.
Fireworks were displayed to gorgeously adorn the nocturnal sky.
At the end of the torchlight procession, stormy cheers of "hurrah!" shook the square.