First Footprints of Kim Jong Il’s Leadership

June 19 this year is the significant 50th anniversary of the great Kim Jong Il´s start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers´ Party of Korea.

On June 19, Juche 53 or 1964, the great Kim Jong Il started his leadership at the Central Committee of the WPK. On the first day, he worked, sitting up all night and was the first to greet the next morning. He strolled in the compound of the Party Central Committee and watched long the sacred party flag fluttering in the sky with clean and fresh air.

He said to officials:

“The history of our Party is the most glorious and brilliant one that passed along with the red flag. The party flag is associated with the history of the great revolutionary activities of President Kim Il Sung.”

And he stressed that it is his lifelong task to strengthen and develop the party into the eternal party of Kim Il Sung.

The oath of the great Kim Jong Il that echoed in the sky of the unforgettable early morning was a noble faith and firm will of the great man of Mt. Paektu that heralded a bright and rosy future of the WPK. Since the historic day, he worked energetically to strengthen and develop the WPK into a revolutionary party of Juche type breathing and moving with the idea of President Kim Il Sung in the true sense of the word and into a vanguard detachment of revolution resolutely defending and glorifying his idea and exploits. The great Kim Jong Il formulated the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung as an integrated system of idea, theory and method of Juche and upheld the banner of modelling the whole party on Kimilsungism.

He made public the famous work “Let Us Improve the Party Work Fundamentally and Vigorously Remake the Whole Society after Kimilsungism” on August 2, Juche 63 or 1974 and provided an immortal guideline of the WPK. He armed the whole party with the spirit of resolute defense of the leader and ensured that the party building and activities were conducted on the basis of the ideology, theory and method of President Kim Il Sung. Under his wise leadership, the WPK could firmly defend its revolutionary character despite all kinds of tempest of history and lead the country and revolution only along the road of victory. During the “arduous march” and forced march when the Korean revolution was going through the severest trials, all the service personnel and people wholeheartedly experienced the great happiness of having the peerlessly great man at the head of the WPK.

In those trying days Kim Jong Il made public the famous work “The Workers´ Party of Korea Is the Party of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung” and held it higher as the goal of the Party, and thus opened a great heyday of the defense of the motherland and the building of a thriving nation with arms of Songun or army-first policy which had been presented by President Kim Il Sung.

It is the greatest luck of Korea to uphold respected Kim Jong Un who is carrying forward the idea and intention of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, at the head of the WPK.

The brilliant history of the WPK will continue along with the immortal Juche idea under the wise leadership of respected Kim Jong Un who has blazed the bright road to constantly strengthen and develop the WPK into the eternal glorious party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.