Centenarian Presented with Birthday Table
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