- Title: Children gear up for North Korean founder's birth anniversary
- Date: 14th April 2017
- Summary: VARIOUS OF CALLIGRAPHY CLASS (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) CALLIGRAPHY TEACHER, CHA YONG OK, SAYING: "The mission of us teachers is to train the children to become loyal and dutiful to the great supreme leader, comrade Kim Jong Un." CALLIGRAPHY CLASS (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) TWELVE-YEAR-OLD STUDENT, CHOE HYON A, SAYING: "I'm looking forward to the Sun's Day event (birth anniversary of Kim Il-sung, founder and president of North Korea) JOURNALIST ASKING WHY, STUDENT, CHOE HYON A, SAYING: "Because the day of the sun is the birthday of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung who founded the DPRK."
- Embargoed: 28th April 2017 14:48
- Keywords: North Korea Kim Jong Un anniversary
- Location: PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA
- City: PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA
- Country: North Korea
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0036CDFHON
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: North Korean children on Friday (April 14) rehearsed playing their musical instruments in preparation for massive celebrations on Saturday (April 15) to mark founding father Kim Il Sung's 105th birth anniversary.
A teacher working with students ahead of the Day of the Sun, the celebration day, said loyalty to Kim Jong Un is the most important lesson for the children.
Journalists on a visit to the reclusive state for the anniversary were shown after-school class activities such as music and calligraphy classes at Mangyongdae Children's Palace in the capital Pyongyang.
The celebrations will be held on Saturday amid rising tensions as U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region over fears that North Korea may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.
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