Decision of Political Bureau of C.C., WPK on Marking Feb. 8 as KPA Birthday

  

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on Jan. 22 announced a decision on setting February 8 as the founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

According to the decision, Feb. 8, Juche 37 (1948) is a historic day when the Korean People's Revolutionary Army developed into the regular revolutionary armed forces, declaring the birth of the KPA.

After the liberation of the country, President Kim Il Sung set it as essential for the building of an independent and sovereign state to found a strong regular army, and founded the KPA, the Juche-type revolutionary regular armed forces which inherited the anti-Japanese tradition, in less than three years with his outstanding idea on army-building and energetic leadership.

The Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK decided as follows to add luster to the revolutionary feats of the President, the founder and builder of the heroic KPA:

February 8, Juche 37 (1948) when the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung developed the Korean People's Revolutionary Army into the regular revolutionary armed forces will be marked as the founding anniversary of the Korean People's Army.

In this regard, April 25, Juche 21 (1932) when he founded the first revolutionary armed forces will be marked as the founding anniversary of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army.

February 8 will be marked as the Day of Army Founding.

The Party organizations at all levels will conduct politico-ideological education and significantly hold diverse events for making the servicepersons, Party members and other working people deeply grasp the feats of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung for building of the regular revolutionary armed forces on the occasion of Feb. 8 every year.

The Cabinet and other relevant organs will take practical steps to significantly mark the founding anniversary of the KPA.

Rodong News Team