Cen­te­nar­ian Pre­sented with Birth­day Ta­ble

Korea (English) - - CONTENTS - Ar­ti­cle & Photo: An Chol Ry­ong

In May Yun Sok Chon liv­ing in Jongsan-dong, Chongam Dis­trict, Chongjin, North Ham­gy­ong Prov­ince of the Demo­cratic Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Korea, greeted the cen­te­nary of his birth.

De­spite of his ad­vanced age, he goes for a walk in the park and talks with oth­ers and lit­tle dif­fer­ence can be found be­tween Yun and 70- or 80-year-old ones.

He still has a keen sight to read news­pa­pers, books and mag­a­zines with­out glasses on.

When­ever he talks about his past he speaks with great pas­sion as if he re­lived those days, greatly mov­ing the lis­ten­ers.

Yun was born on May 15, 1914 in Milyang, South Ky­ongsang Prov­ince, south Korea.

At that time Korea was oc­cu­pied mil­i­tar­ily by the Ja­panese

im­pe­ri­al­ists, so he led pre­car­i­ous life with grief over the loss of the coun­try.

When the coun­try was lib­er­ated on Au­gust 15, Juche 34 (1945) he was in Ja­pan. Then he set out on the strug­gle against na­tional dis­crim­i­na­tion, per­se­cu­tion and se­vere op­pres­sion on Kore­ans as a mem­ber of the fed­er­a­tion of Korean res­i­dents in Ja­pan.

At this junc­ture Pres­i­dent Kim Il Sung il­lu­mi­nated the ways for the move­ment of the Kore­ans in Ja­pan and saw to it that the Gen­eral As­so­ci­a­tion of Korean Res­i­dents in Ja­pan (Chon­gryon) was or­ga­nized. Since then he ex­er­cised the na­tional right as an hon­ourable over­seas cit­i­zen of the DPRK.

He worked as an of­fi­cial at a branch of Chon­gryon in Aichi Pre­fec­ture for a long time and was hon­oured with many or­ders and medals in­clud­ing the An­niver­sary of the DPRK Or­der.

After he came back to the DPRK at the age of 95, the state has pro­vided him with ev­ery con­di­tion for his life in­clud­ing the med­i­cal ben­e­fits.

The re­spected Kim Jong Un sent a birth­day ta­ble in cel­e­bra­tion of his birth­day in May.

The cen­te­nar­ian al­ways tells his chil­dren to do more work for the ben­e­fit of the grate­ful so­cial­ist coun­try.

On the eve of the re­turn to the home­land in April Juche 98 (2009)

Yun Sok Chon and his fam­ily mem­bers pre­sented with birth­day ta­ble sent by Kim Jong Un

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