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Fatherly Care for Women
From of old they said that women live a life for their family and children. The saying that only the life dedicated to the welfare of children leaves no regret reflects women’s peculiar view of life that has been cemented through centuries.
As far as the Korean women are concerned, they have keenly experienced that their destiny and future and that of their family and children will be secure only when they have their genuine country. So they are devoting their all to the endeavor for defense of socialism and prosperity of the country, cherishing the patriotic idea of preparing themselves as roots in supporting the country. And it is attributable to respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who shows great trust in and care for women regarding them as the force turning one of the two wheels of the revolutionary chariot. Following are some of the stories about it.
Research Institute for Women
In June 2012 Kim Jong Un visited the Breast Tumor Institute under construction. Entering the interior of the institute which was near completion, he said that Chairman Kim Jong Il had initiated this project and personally examined its design. Then Kim Jong Un named it the Breast Tumor Institute of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital.
He looked round the whole of the four-storey building for a long time to acquaint himself with the state of construction and give scrupulous instructions. Noting that the construction of the building and the special naming of it did not mean all that had to be done, he said that what was important was to staff the institute with competent doctors with profound clinical experience in treating mastopathy and breast cancer and able researchers and install up-to-date equipment.
In early November that year Kim Jong Un visited the institute again. Stepping into the central hall he said with pleasure that he felt as if he were in a palace. He remarked that all the components of the institute should be of the world standard as it was a determined project for the women, and that there was nothing to spare for the women. He continued to say that as the institute had been fully equipped with ultramodern medical facilities they should establish a regular checkup system to detect mastopathy and breast cancer in their early stage and treat them in time, and that he wanted to leave nothing to regret about the institute as it was to serve the women.
Under his warm care the Korean women can have checkup and treatment regardless of their social status, occupation and property.
Blessings to Mothers in the Songun Era
The Mothers’ Day in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea falls on November 16. It was instituted in 2012. It has the following story.
On November 16, 1961 President Kim Il Sung convened a national mothers’ conference. At the conference the President delivered a historic speech The Duty of Mothers in the Education of Children.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un took measures to enact the Mothers’ Day on that day and saw to it that the 4th national mothers’ conference was held on the occasion. Learning in detail about different matters concerning the arrangement of the conference he took relevant measures. He also saw to it that high official commendations including the title of the Hero were conferred on exemplary mothers before the conference. He said that full preparations had to be made for the 4th national mothers’ conference on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Mothers’ Day, and that it was advisable to tell the participants in the conference that a revolutionary takes the first step in the bosom of his mother.
Thanks to the scrupulous instructions of him the conference was held splendidly. It was attended by mothers who had raised their children into stout pillars of the Songun revolution and those who had performed labor merits in the building of a thriving socialist nation. A renowned art troupe gave a congratulatory performance in honor of them. Kim Jong Un had a photo session with the participants. They keenly felt the great expectation of the leader who wished them to glorify their life as rather ardent patriots cherishing true love for the future of the country and the revolution, and as women revolutionaries in the Songun era, than mothers of the family.
Workers’ Palace, Workers’ Hotel
In April 2014 a workers’ dormitory was newly built for women weavers at the Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill. When Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited the mill in October 2013, he said that he would build a workers’ dormitory at the highest possible level true to the earnest instruction of Chairman Kim Jong Il. Then he designated the building plot and sent a powerful construction force of the People’s Army for the project. He took all necessary measures to finish the project as soon as possible. In this way the dormitory went up in a short span of some 180 days as one of praiseworthy edifices in the era of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
Consisting of three seven-storey buildings adjoining each other and a restaurant, the dormitory looks just like a palace or hotel—the corridor with a good harmony of light pink and cream colors, large LCD TVs in the hall of each floor, karaoke facilities, a restaurant, a library, a clinic, an amusement hall, a beauty salon and an e-library.
The leader also sent articles for recreational amenities to the workers staying there. A workers’ banquet was given there in celebration of the May Day under the care of the leader.
A workers’ dormitory was also newly erected at the Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill in January 2017. Today, the women workers’ chant of “Long live the Workers’ Party” is wafting endlessly through the windows of the dormitories.