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DPRK leader Kim Jong Un attends anniversary of Korean Children's Union

06-06-2012 16:21 BJT

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Thousands of children have packed Kim Il Sung stadium in the DPRK capital, Pyongyang for a ceremony marking the 66th anniversary of the Korean Children's Union.

DPRK state media describes the events as a gift from the country's new leader. Kim Jong Un gave a speech during the ceremony, his second at a major public event.

Kim Jong Un, DPRK leader, said, "Our party intends to make a socialist, powerful and prosperous nation, the best in the world and to hand it over to you comrades. The powerful and prosperous Korea of the future in which you will be the masters, will be a most powerful country where every home will be full of laughter and everybody lives in harmony. "

During the six-day festival that began on Sunday, children will tour Pyongyang, participate in political and cultural events and visit a zoo and restaurants. The effort to bring thousands of children to Pyongyang is being celebrated in DPRK media as evidence of its new leader's love for the people.

South Korean media says this year's celebrations will be the DPRK's largest ever, and that Kim Jong Un is trying to obtain allegiance from children who will join the army in a few years. The DPRK has expressed outrage over South Korean media criticism of the festivals. On Monday, Pyongyang threatened a "merciless sacred war" over perceived insults.

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un attends 66th anniversary of Korean Children's Union.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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