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Youth Day celebrated in North Korea

(People's Daily Online)

07:55, August 30, 2012

More than 10,000 youth and soldier delegates attended a celebration meeting held in Pyongyang, to mark the Youth Day on Aug. 27, 2012. (Photo/KCNA)

Edited and Translated by Chen Lidan, Zhu Rui, People's Daily Online

More than 10,000 youth and soldier delegates attended a celebration meeting held in Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to mark the Youth Day on Aug. 27, 2012, according to the country’s official news agency KCNA.

DPRK’s top leader Kim Jong Un sent a congratulatory message to the meeting, reviewing the history of Korean youth movement.

In the message, Kim said the Youth Day was set and developed by the late leaders Kim Il Sung and by Kim Jong Il and the celebration for this day is a major political event in the country.

Kim also demanded that the youth must carry forward the fighting spirit to safeguard the country.

Youth Day of Aug. 28 is an important holiday in DPRK and this is the first Youth Day since Kim Jong Un became the top leader.

Apart from the celebrative meeting in Pyongyang, DPRK’s young people held a series of activities all over the country to mark the Youth Day, including holding performance of “Arirang” show and paying visit to the Martyrs’ Cemetery.

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