The 1st Session of the 10th Supreme People´s Assembly of the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea held in September Juche 87 or 1998 declared that the great Kim Il Sung will be held in high esteem as the eternal President of the Republic by a unanimous vote of the participants, representing the ardent desire of the Korean people.
Here is a touching story.
President Kim Il Sung, the great leader of the Korean people, passed away too unexpectedly on July 8, Juche 83 or 1994. When the whole country was in great sorrow over the demise of the father of the nation, the great Kim Jong Il warmly said to officials:
Though the fatherly leader Kim Il Sung passed away, his exploits for our country and people and for the world and humanity are extraordinary. So our people ardently long for him.
And he proposed holding Kim Il Sung in high esteem as the eternal President, representing the ardent desire of the Korean people.
It reflects the noble moral obligation of Kim Jong Il to hold Kim Il Sung in high esteem forever and the firm faith and will of the party, army, state and people to infinitely glorify socialist Korea as an everlasting Kim Il Sung state.
True to the intention of Kim Jong Il, the idea and cause of Kim Il Sung were admirably carried forward to completion in Korea with Kim Il Sung as the eternal President of the Republic.
Today, too, the Korean people are holding the great Kim Il Sung in high respect as the eternal President of the Republic and concentrating all efforts on the building of a thriving socialist nation, true to his lofty intention.