What is 250-mile Journey for National Liberation?

The expedition of the 250-mile Journey for National Liberation
Schoolchildren from across the country left Pyongyang on January 22 to begin their march along the course of the 250-mile journey for national liberation, that was covered by President Kim Il Sung, on the occasions of the 95th anniversary of his start of the journey and the 45th anniversary of the organization of the march along the course by Chairman Kim Jong Il.

It has been 95 years since President Kim Il Sung made a 250-mile journey from Mangyongdae in Korea to Badaogou in northeast of China for national liberation at the age of 13 on January 22, Juche 14 (1925).

True to the intention of his father Kim Hyong Jik that a man born in Korea must have a good knowledge of Korea, he came to Mangyongdae for learning. One day of January Juche 14 (1925), he received the news that his father had been arrested again by the Japanese police.

He left Mangyongdae on January 22 with a determination to fight at the risk of his life to take revenge on the enemy of his father, his family and the Korean nation.

Thirteen days after his departure, he arrived in Phophyong, Kim Hyong Jik County of Ryanggang Province (then Huchang County of North Phyongan Province), and crossed the Amnok River with a grim resolve not to return before Korea had become independent.

The Korean people are calling the journey, which the President walked with the determination to rescue the country and people from the colonial rule of the Japanese imperialists, the 250-mile Journey for National Liberation.

Since 1975 many schoolchildren of the DPRK have taken part in the expedition of the 250-mile Journey for National Liberation, marching along the route for 10-odd days.

The expedition of the 250-mile Journey for National Liberation which left Pyongyang on January 22 this year will arrive in Phophyong on February 3 through Kaechon, Hyangsan, Kanggye, etc.

(KCNA - January 23, 2020)

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