Songdowon in the coast of the East Sea of Korea is famous for its beauty.
There is the Songdowon International Children´s Camp, a palace of children.
Kim Sang Yong, Director of the camp, says:
“The Songdowon International Children´s Camp is associated with the immortal exploits of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
Great President Kim Il Sung visited Songdowon in 1959 and proposed building a camp for children in the best place. And he instructed on building a wonderful camp despite the difficulties of the country.
Great Kim Jong Il who spared nothing for our children, sent powerful construction force of the country to reconstruct the camp wonderfully though he was busy leading the Songun revolution.”
In Juche 79 or 1990, Kim Jong Il proposed reconstructing the camp. There were many problems in reconstructing the camp under the tense situation of the country.
But he said:
“We have nothing to spare for children. I know that the reconstruction would cost huge fund. But it does not matter as the party decided to rebuild the camp for the children as a gift. As we do revolution for the children, there will be nothing more to desire, if we can build a wonderful camp for children.”
Afterwards, he solved all problems arising in the reconstruction of the camp though busy with his leadership of Songun revolution. The camp was reconstructed wonderfully.
Kim Jong Il, who was on a field guidance tour, was so happy that he drove a long distance to see the camp. It was March 30th, Juche 82 or 1993. He spent long hours to look round the camp buildings and extracurricular education centers and warmly said:
“I am very glad to present the modern camp to the children. It is not easy to present such a camp to the children. It is possible only in our country enforcing a policy for the future.”
He was a kindhearted father when he was calling for working harder for the younger generations with a bright smile on his face, as if picturing happy campers to himself.
Afterwards, Kim Jong Il continued his Songun leadership, inspecting forefront units, to safeguard the happiness of the children. The laughters of the happy children were loud on this land during the “Arduous March”, too.
Jon Ji Hyang, student of the Osongsan Senior Secondary School in Kimhwa County, Kangwon Province, came to the Songdowon International Children´s Camp as one of the first campers this year.
“I was born in Mt. Osong. Mt. Osong is a significant forefront post frequented by the fatherly Generalissimo Kim Jong Il to defend the country. My father is a serviceman defending Mt. Osong. When I was leaving for the camp, he said that Generalissimo Kim Jong Il often climbed up the mountain for children and told me to enjoy camping, without forgetting him. I long for him all the more, seeing the bronze statues of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il here at the camp.
I will learn more and train my body and do justice to the favour of the Generalissimos and respected Marshal Kim Jong Un.”
The Songdowon International Children´s Camp has been changed more wonderfully into a palace of love shaping the future of the children under the warm care of respected Marshal Kim Jong Un who carries on the love of the great Generalissimos for the young generations and future. Bright and rosy is the future of our children enjoying all benefits with nothing to envy in the world.