Struc­tures Named after the “Peo­ple

Korea (English) - - CONTENTS - Ar­ti­cle: Ri Kwang Song Photo: Choe Kwang Ho

The list of words with high-fre­quency us­age is given in an ap­pen­dix to the com­pre­hen­sive dic­tio­nary of Korean vo­cab­u­lary pub­lished in Juche 81 (1992), and among them the word peo­ple is placed on the 13th in the or­der of fre­quency in use and the first of the per­fect noun.

It is clearly ex­plained by the fact that in the Demo­cratic Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Korea this word is in­cluded in the names of not only the coun­try but also state and lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tive or­gans, those of armed forces, se­cu­rity, pub­lic health at all lev­els. Honorary ti­tles of the state and even nu­mer­ous mon­u­men­tal struc­tures across the coun­try have the very word.

There is a Korean-style build­ing, mag­nif­i­cent in scale and ar­chi­tec­ture, on Nam­san Hill, a scenic spot in down­town Py­ongyang. This is the Grand Peo­ple’s Study House that is in­au­gu­rated in April Juche 71 (1982), where or­di­nary work­ing peo­ple visit and study to their heart’s con­tent.

On the pic­turesque Pothong River­side are found

the Peo­ple’s Palace of Cul­ture and the Peo­ple’s The­atre in Changjon Street, which are bases for the peo­ple’s cul­tural and emo­tional life.

The word peo­ple is also in­cluded in the names of the recre­ation ground, sports park, open-air ice rink and other cul­tural fa­cil­i­ties in the Rungna Is­land on Tae­dong River and other places on its bank.

The re­al­ity in the DPRK is the out­come of the peo­ple-ori­ented pol­i­tics of the great lead­ers.

The great Gen­er­alis­si­mos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, re­gard­ing the lofty idea that “Peo­ple are my God” as their life­long motto, es­tab­lished a peo­ple-cen­tred so­cial­ist state in which the masses of the peo­ple are the master of it and ev­ery­thing serves them and de­vel­oped it. The re­spected Mar­shal Kim Jong Un is now bril­liantly trans­lat­ing into re­al­ity the noble in­ten­tions of the Gen­er­alis­si­mos.

The DPRK, since the first day of its found­ing on Septem­ber 9 Juche 37 (1948), has put for­ward it as its supreme prin­ci­ple to cham­pion and re­al­ize the peo­ple’s in­ter­ests and con­stantly car­ried out poli­cies and mea­sures for the sake of the peo­ple’s in­ter­ests. All the poli­cies and mea­sures of the DPRK gov­ern­ment, in­clud­ing the univer­sal free med­i­cal care and ed­u­ca­tion, are de­signed for the in­ter­ests of the peo­ple.

Though ev­ery­thing is in short sup­ply and dif­fi­cult owing to the cease­less anti-DPRK hos­tile moves of the im­pe­ri­al­ists and re­ac­tionar­ies, the coun­try con­tin­ues to put in force peo­ple-ori­ented poli­cies and fur­ther de­vel­ops them, thus en­joy­ing ab­so­lute trust from the masses.

The DPRK where the work­ing masses are the master of the coun­try and ev­ery­thing serves the peo­ple will be­come more pow­er­ful and pros­per­ous along with its name.

Grand Peo­ple’s Study House

Par­tial view of Rungna Peo­ple’s Recre­ation Ground

Peo­ple’s Open-air Ice Rink

Peo­ple’s The­atre

Peo­ple’s Palace of Cul­ture

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