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Mother Who Brought Up Her Two Sons as Scientists
  Kim Hui Suk living in Kwangmyong-dong, Unjong District, brought up her two sons as scientists.



  She always tells her children that scientists cannot succeed if they do not grudge time.
  She had keenly felt in the course of supporting her husband in his scientific research that only those can be successful, who take the lead suffering lack of time all the time.
  So, she kept paying attention to making her two sons concentrate on study, who were renowned as mathematical geniuses from their childhood. Though she was busy taking care of almost all family affairs alone, she kept in close contact with teachers of the school and made exact demands on her children lest they should have a swelled head in the study even a moment.
  When they came back from school, she acquainted herself in detail with how much they understood what they had learned and made great efforts to help them with their study. She displayed foreign language words and formulas on the walls of their room and cultivated flowering shrubs and ornamental plants on the verandah of her flat with sincerity to make a living space conducive to the intellectual development of her sons.
  Thanks to her devoted efforts, her two sons graduated from the University of Sciences with honours and were assigned to prestigious research institutions.
  Her eldest son distinguished himself already during his university days by winning intellectual contests of universities of different countries several times.
  During his career as a researcher, he surprised the world by making public the most advanced result in solving an equation which had remained unsolved in the scientific circles, and became a doctor in his 20s.
  Her second son also received an academic degree in his 20s and is recognized as a promising scientist who plays a big role in his specialist field.
  For her merits, Kim Hui Suk took part in the Fifth National Conference of Mothers in December last year and was awarded the Communist Mother Honour Prize, the first of its kind in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.



  She says:
  "At the conference, I saw heroines who gave birth to many children and other women who brought up their children well and sent them to posts of national defence.
  There were many women who rendered great services to the society. But I only let my sons become scientists following in the footsteps of their father.
  To my surprise, however, I was awarded the Communist Mother Honour Prize.
  At that time, I hardened my resolve to fully support my sons so that they can become good scientists who devote their all to the country."
  A good mother raises a good child.