The respected Comrade
"Regarding education, training of native cadres, as the most important of all national affairs that has a bearing on the destiny of the country and nation, Comrade
Though there were loads of things to do in the difficult and complex situation after the country's liberation, he worked out a grand plan to build a comprehensive base for training native cadres, the first university of people in Pyongyang for the future of the country, and devoted his heart and soul to its implementation.
One day in April, Juche 36(1947), President
It was not so easy to undertake such a large-scale construction as building a new university building in our country then since the country was just liberated from the yoke of Japanese imperialist colonial rule. The officials in the construction sector thought that it was difficult to conduct a large-scale construction due to the poor condition of the country and the lack of builders. On the other hand, they reckoned that they would first erect the buildings of the Party Central Committee and the government now that the Party was founded and the people's government was established.
But the construction of a new building of
The President planned to build the structures associated with the future of the country and the happiness of the people in two or three years as modern buildings and mobilized all possibilities for its realization.
He visited the site of the university more than ten times and took every possible measure during the construction.
The pains taken by the President who visited the construction site early in the morning and at midnight and even on windy winter days and in hot summer days and initiated the solutions to the knotty problems arising in the construction are beyond enumeration.
One day in April, Juche 36(1947) when the construction of a new university building had been decided, he saw a miniature of a new university building made by the then engineering department of the university. He said that the location was more important than the structure in building the university and the university should be built near the Taedong river which has clean air and beautiful scenery. He went on to say that its surroundings should be convenient for the lecturers and students to study.
On August 10th and 12th that year, President
But then some days later the bulwark site from Koguryo times was discovered unexpectedly.
On September 8th, Juche 36(1947), President
Pak Si Hyong gave his opinion that it would be better to preserve it if possible, as there were only a few Koguryo bulwark sites left, though it had been destroyed severely due to the Japanese imperialists' policy of subversion and plunder and had been washed away by rain and wind over a long time, making it difficult to recognize.
After a while, President
Pak Si Hyong and other scholars were deeply impressed by the great personality of President
As mentioned above, the first site for the university was associated with his warm love and great efforts.
Later, one early morning, he came to the spot to select another site for the university. He said that the historical relics should be preserved as they were and saw to it that the site of the university should be changed. And on September 8th, he climbed Miam Hill through the woods for a new site of the university building, but it was not suitable for a site, so he stepped back to Ryongnam Hill and finally settled the site for the university.
The famous site in Ryongnam Hill where