Shaking hands with each of them with pleasure, he congratulated the labour innovators and meritorious persons who are greeting the founding anniversary of the DPRK with the pride of having contributed to the prosperity and development of the state.
He said that written in the sacred history based on patriotism are the exploits of the labour innovators and meritorious persons who have worked hard at their work places and posts to increase the wealth of the country and displayed the honour of the motherland in the van of the scientific and cultural fronts, making a great contribution to opening the efflorescence of the socialist civilization.
He said the dignity and strong spirit of the DPRK are a precious crystallization of the heroic struggle of the people burning with patriotic zeal, and continued:
The indomitable struggle of the stout-hearted people who support the beloved motherland by surviving the rigorous and fierce difficulties many a time generation after generation and century after century is the national prestige and social customs peculiar to Juche Korea which cannot be found anywhere in the world.
We have a lot of patriots who think first of the state affairs before their household affairs and devote themselves, sparing no pains, to lessen the big burdens of the country. It is a great strength and encouragement for our Party and state,
Then, a grand banquet was given in the garden of the headquarters building in the presence of
Participating in the banquet were Choe Ryong Hae, Jo Yong Won, Kim Tok Hun, Pak Jong Chon and other senior officials of the Party, the government and the military, and labour innovators and meritorious persons.
A congratulatory speech was made at the banquet.
He said the labour innovators and meritorious persons treasured by the Party as the cornerstone and pillar of the state should become standard-bearers and spark in making the society beautiful with the desire of their life and tireless practice and increasing the revolutionary and patriotic zeal in the whole country. He expressed the expectation that all the participants would perform more brilliant feats in accomplishing the sacred cause to further foster the strength and dignity of the DPRK and bring earlier the future of a powerful country.