Structures Named after the “People
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 Palace of Culture