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Performance of Art Squad of KPA Unit 963

KCNA report from 10 February 2011:

Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given By Art Squad of KPA

[KCNA, February 10, 2011]

Pyongyang – Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, enjoyed together with soldiers a performance given by the art squad of Unit 963 of the KPA.

Its colorful performance included numbers like “DPRK in February,” “Glory to Our Great Party”, “Huichon News” and “We Will Always Protect the General with Our Own Lives”.

When the performance was over, he acknowledged the enthusiastic cheers of the performers and audience and congratulated the artistes on their successful performance.

He expressed great satisfaction over the truthful and powerful performance staged by the members of the art squad with the numbers fully reflecting the inexhaustible mental power of the soldiers of the KPA. He highly appreciated their success in the presentation and extended thanks to them.

The members of the art squad are dynamically conducting political and economic agitation in the work sites for a great surge including the construction site of the Huichon Power Station, an outpost for building a thriving nation, as befitting the artistes of the revolutionary army, instilling the conviction of sure victory, optimism and the spirit and courage to wipe out the enemy into the soldiers, he said. He highly praised their revolutionary work style.

He set forth important tasks to serve as guidelines for all art squads of the country to intensify the performing activities as required by the songun era.

Among the audience were Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, Kim Ki Nam and Choe Thae Bok, members of the Political Bureau and secretaries of the C.C., the WPK, Kim Kyong Hui, member of the Political Bureau and department director of the C.C., the WPK, and other senior officials of the Party and the army.

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