The Korean people are overcome with great joy at the erection of statues of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill.
The statues were unveiled on the occasion of Kim Il Sung's 100th birth anniversary (April 15), the Day of the Sun.
Kim Yong Hwang, an academician of Kim Il Sung University, told KCNA:
"The erection of statues represents the Korean people's deep admiration for the greatness of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, who performed undying feats for the times and history with unique ideas and tireless efforts.
Indeed, the erection is the greatest event for the Korean people, as it glorifies the great men's brilliant career and displays the dignity of Kim Il Sung's nation."
Kim Kye Jong, a candidate academician of Kim Chaek University of Technology, said:
"We are grateful to the dear respected Kim Jong Un for the erection of such admirable statues.
To have statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il erected together was the unanimous wish of all the Korean people.
This wish was realized by Kim Jong Un."
Prof. and Dr. Ri Yong Su at Hamhung University of Chemical Engineering, said:
"Kim Jong Un's strong sense of moral obligation led to the erection of statues. The Korean people's desire to hold Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in high esteem for all ages has been materialized by him.
I would be glad if Kim Jong Il's statue is erected in South Hamgyong Province where I live.
I will devote myself to glorifying his undying feats."
Monday, April 16, 2012
"Korean People Delighted at Erection of Great Men's Statues"