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Tree-planting Day Marked in DPRK
Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- Spring tree-planting started in the DPRK.

Working people and school youth and children across the country turned out in the patriotic work with a single mind to successfully embody Kim Jong Il's patriotism for turning the country into the people's paradise and a socialist fairyland in thick verdure on the occasion of March 2, the Tree-planting Day.

Meetings took place across the country on Friday to vow to turn the country into a thick woodland and greenery, true to the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un's idea on land improvement.

Agricultural workers, school youth and children, working people and members of the women's union separately held meetings at the Mangyongdae Revolutionary Site, the Munsubong Revolutionary Site, Central Botanical Garden and the arboretum of the garden.

Present there were Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim and other senior party and state officials, the chairperson of a friendly party, officials of the party and power organs, the Cabinet, working people's organizations, commissions, ministries and national institutions, people of various circles and school youth and children.

Speeches followed reports there.

Reporters and speakers said that President Kim Il Sung, together with general secretary Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Suk, an anti-Japanese war hero, climbed Moran Hill in Pyongyang on March 2, Juche 35 (1946) and called for planting many trees on mountains.

Kim Jong Un, when he visited a unit of the People's Army in March last year, personally planted a tree he took there, they said, underscoring the need to turn the mountains and fields into thick and green socialist fairyland.

They called upon all people to turn out in the spring tree-planting campaign with one mind of ardent patriotism to plant and grow many trees in the country.

At the end of the meetings senior party and state officials planted trees with people of various circles and school youth and children.

On the same day officials, people and school youth and children also held similar meetings and planted trees in each province, city and county.

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