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－Commemorative Event of IIJI 40th Founding Anniversary Held in Mongolia－
The International Institute of the Juche Idea (IIJI) fell on its 40th founding anniversary on April 9, 2018. A Commemorative Event of the IIJI 40th Founding Anniversary was held grandly in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia on April 8, 2018.
Taking part in the event was the IIJI office-bearers including Prof. Ramon Jimenez Lopez, director general; Prof. Harish Gupta, deputy director-general; Dr. Ogami Ken-ichi, secretary general; and other IIJI Board members that include office-bearers of the regional institutes of the Juche idea of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe; Mr. Ju Chang Il, vice-president of the Korean Association of Social Scientists (KASS); and some other Juche idea researchers from individual countries.
Also from Mongolia, present there were people in broad walks of life including Prof. Mashbat Sarlagtan, chairman of the Mongolian Preparatory Committee for the Commemorative Event of the IIJI 40th Founding Anniversary; Prof. Bold Navaansuren, head of the Mongolian Juche Centre, Mr. Luke Lkhaasuren, advocate and Prof. Bolormaa at International University of Ulaanbaatar.
From Japan, a delegation of Juche idea researchers from various places of the country was organized for the Commemorative Event with Prof. Emeritus Kamakura Takao at Saitama University, who is also director of the IIJI Board; Prof. Emeritus Ie Masaji at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, who is also director of the ARIJI Board; Mr. Hanawa Fujio, co-representative of the Kanto Liaison Council for the Study of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism as its members.
Similarly, prior to the Commemorative Event on April 8, two gatherings such as a ceremony of awarding the International Kim Il Sung Prize to Prof. Ramon Jimenez Lopez, director general of the IIJI Board, and the 21st Board Meeting of the IIJI took place on April 7.
Commemorative Event of the IIJI 40th Founding Anniversary
The Commemorative Event of the IIJI 40th Founding Anniversary started solemnly to the melody played with a Mongolian folk instrument called “morin khuur”.
In his opening address at the Commemorative Event, Dr. Ogami Ken-ichi, secretary general of the IIJI said:
"The 40 year of the IIJI is permeated with the great concern and care showed by President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il for the study and dissemination of the Juche idea in the world.
Similarly, we have continued our activities till now thanks to the deep care of Chairman Kim Jong Un."
Subsequently, introduced there on the occasion of the IIJI 40th founding anniversary were congratulatory messages from 55 groups from 28 countries to the IIJI including one from Prof. Jose Francisco Aguilar Bulgarelli, who is director-general emeritus of the Board of Directors, the Latin American Institute of the Juche Idea (LAIJI) and also a co-founder of the IIJI.
On behalf of the KASS, Vice-President Ju Chang Il gave a congratulatory speech. He said:
"For the 40 years, the IIJI has sublimed the Juche idea, which was founded by President Kim Il Sung and developed in depth by General Secretary Kim Jong Il and is now being developed and enriched on a new high phase by Chairman Kim Jong Un as the world doctrine that is beyond the boundary of one nation and vividly proved its truthfulness and invincible vitality on a worldwide scale. It has also performed great exploits in turning the movement for people's cause of independence led by the Juche idea into the world trend."
In Mongolia, societies for the study of the Juche idea have been conducting their activities for a long period of time and people in Mongolia are covering the road of independence with Juche. Herein lies the significance in holding the Commemorative Event of the IIJI 40th Founding Anniversary in Mongolia.
Another congratulatory speech was made by Prof. Mashbat Sarlagtan, chairman of the Mongolian Preparatory Committee for the Commemorative Event of the IIJI 40th Founding Anniversary. He said:
“Representatives concerned from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe are present with us in this room in this historic moment. The IIJI, its 40 years of history, and its members around the globe are a marvelous evidence of truthfulness and glory of the Juche idea.
“Juche, self-reliance, an official ideology of the DPRK, is an original revolutionary idea with the Juche character and the national character. Also I have to say that the Juche idea is not just an ideology of the Korean people. This is for all the people of the world.”
Then, IIJI Director General Prof. Ramon Jimenez Lopez made a report entitled “Let Us Dynamically Hasten the Cause of Global Independence Upholding the Banner of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism.”
After pointing out the greatness and truthfulness of Kimilsung-Kimjongilism, he referred to the IIJI 40th founding anniversary as follows:
“The reality in which Kimilsung-Kimjongilism displays its vitality as the most progressive ideology touching the hearts of mankind is inconceivable without the tireless activities the IIJI made for the last 40 years since its founding. The founding of the IIJI was the proud declaration heralding that the study and dissemination of the Juche idea, made in different countries and regions through different forms and methods on different extents and levels, would be done with the regular system on the international scale and with an organized force. It served as an epoch-making occasion in studying and disseminating the great ideology in a unified way on a worldwide scale and hastening global independence.”
Further, he said things about improving the forms and methods for studying and disseminating Kimilsung-Kimjongilism as follows:
“That we study Kimilsung-Kimjongilism is not merely to cognize its truthfulness but to achieve the independent development and prosperity of our countries and nations and build a new society by applying its truth.”
It was followed by speeches of Prof. Edmond Jouve, director general of the Board of Directors, the European Regional Society for the Study of the Juche Idea (ERSSJI); Dr. Lohekele Kalonda Andre, secretary general of the African Regional Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea (ARCSJI); Mr. Eleazar Rubio Aldaran, secretary general of the Latin American Institute of the Juche Idea (LAIJI); Prof. Emeritus Kamakura Takao, director of the IIJI Board; and Mr. Luke Lkhaasuren, advocate in Mongolia.
Prof. Edmond Jouve mentioned his tireless effort to conduct the study and dissemination of the Juche idea and inform the world public of the fact that the DPRK whose system is completely different from that of the West, is an example for socialism, while filling the role of director general of the ERSSJI Board for more than thirty years.
Dr. Lohekele Kalonda Andre said:
“The Juche idea researchers must consolidate inter-regional, national and continental solidarity when necessary. We, the Juche idea researchers, must always keep in our minds that we are eternal comrades-in-arms whatever circumstances, happiness or sadness, might be.”
Mr. Eleazar Rubio Aldaran said: "We should further intensify the study, analysis and dissemination of the Juche idea and Songun idea so as to convince the Latin American people that the building of a new world for independence is possible," and then referred to the activities conducted in Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil.
In his speech entitled "Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Fortress of Peace," Prof. Kamakura Takao stressed: “First: the DPRK has adhered to the people-centered socialism based on the Juche idea in any adverse circumstances. Second: the Korean style socialism set the popular masses as the motive force of the socialist revolution and construction and third: solid ideological unity of the leader, the Party, the army and the masses whose main is the formation and establishment of consciousness and ideology of the popular masses, the modeling of entire people after Kimilsung-Kimjongilism is being materialized.”
Mr. Luke Lkhaasuren delivered a speech entitled "Role of Self-reliance for All Including Mongolia," in which he said that we witness the fall of capitalism in this generation, that the fall of capitalism is inevitable and natural process and that Mongolia fell a victim of the capitalism as it did not develop a viable policy of planning and development nor promote self-determination for its citizen. Then he stressed that self-determination and the right of self-determination at all levels is crucial for any nations, communities and individuals.
A letter addressed to Chairman Kim Jong Un was adopted in the Commemorative Event.
The closing address was made by Prof. Harish Gupta, deputy director-general of the IIJI Board. He said:
“Regarding this event as one of the destinations in studying and disseminating the Juche idea, Kimilsung-Kimjongilism in the world, we regard this event as an occasion for a fresh leap in further strengthening relations with all the progressive figures who aspire after independence.”
Calling out to those participants for doing their possible best to study and disseminate the Juche idea, Kimilsung-Kimjongilism, he declared to close the Commemorative Event.
After the event, a video that had recorded the study and dissemination of the Juche idea from 1970s till the present time was put on the screen.