On a Far-sighted Basis
The respected Comrade
President Kim II Sung and Chairman Kim Jong II had inspected the camp several times.
He said: We ought to improve children's camps as excellently as possible thinking of the lofty intention of the great leaders (the President and the Chairman) who loved children so much. This camp is still flawless in terms of structure though 20 years have passed since its renovation, and the layout and structure of its buildings are also nice. The remodelling project should be done in such a way that the inner and outer walls would be newly coated.
He added that the slogans to be set up at children's camps should be those appropriate for children and that the slogan “Let's go the thorny path cheerfully!” he saw while driving along the road to the aforesaid camp was not proper for children.
He continued to say: It is advisable to set up slogans like "Children go camping when the General goes to the front" and "We are the happiest in the world" at children's camps. The slogans are very nice. We should be proud of these slogans and exalt their true meanings.
Stressing the need to facelift the camp admirably and improve its operation, he suggested that camping be organised even in winter. He said that winter camping would also be possible if only a proper heating system was provided, that winter camping would also make it possible to keep the buildings in good condition, and that winter camping at the Songdowon International Children's Camp would be a signal of the establishment of another camping model in the country.
He went on to say that he realised more keenly the need to carry out all construction projects on a far-sighted basis, and that buildings had to be designed to represent contemporary features and to meet the prospective needs of 100 or 500 years to come.