The Great Juche Idea & Songun Policy

May 16, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                     Dr. Manju Ratna Sakya

                                                                                                                                                               President : Nepal Journalists Association

                                                                                                                                              Chairman : NJA for study Juche idea& Songun Policy

                                                                                                                                               Vice-President : Nepal-Korea Friendship Association


First of all, on behalf of Juche organizations of Nepal, we would like to express our highest tribute and sincere respect to the eternal President KIM IL SUNG and the Great Leader KIM JONG IL.


The Juche idea is a great idea and it is very popular in each and every country of the world including Nepal. I am extremely happy to say that there are many Juche followers in Nepal and they want to study further more on different aspects of Juche idea.


Juche Idea gives a genuinely revolutionary world outlook of our time. This constitutes a major historic contribution made by the Juche idea to the development of humanity's thinking and to the cause of liberation of mankind. The Juche idea defined man as the master who dominates the world, not merely as part of it, and thus established a new world outlook which, unlike preceding ones, regards the world and its changes and progress with man, its master, at the centre. The Juche viewpoint and stand on the world with man in the central place provide a sure guarantee for the independent and creative cognitional activities and practice of man who transforms the world and shapes his destiny. The Juche idea has been brilliantly applied, above all, to the Korean revolution and has won a great victory. Indeed, the Juche idea is an immortal banner of struggle, a banner of victory, for the popular masses in their endeavor to create a new world and shape their own destiny.


The Songun politics idea was first adopted and implemented by Great Leader Comrade KIM JONG IL in January 1995. Its major doctrine is to treat military power and national defense as the top priority of the country or simply, everything else should give way to military affairs. The Songun politics is a product of the Cold War, and a way of leadership the DPRK was forced to adopt against the severe international climate after the Cold War, the stagnated domestic economy, and the growing pressure from abroad. In the face of the country's practical conditions in the aftermath of the Cold War in northeast Asia, the DPR of Korea had to maintain a wartime perception of national security, and keep strengthening its national defense, which has since been institutionalized as a national strategy.


Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism has now been acclaimed by the world people as well as the people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as the great revolutionary ideology of our era. Today the Korean people under the Songun revolutionary leadership of great respected Marshal Kim Jong UN are building a thriving socialist country under the banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.        


Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is fully consistent with the Juche idea. It is the ideology of the Juche era which is different to all previous eras and epochs. Before the Juche era history was dominated and made by the exploiters, the ruling class. However the oppressed and exploited masses such as workers in capitalist countries and the peoples of colonial and semi-colonial emerged as the makers of history. Typical of this was the emergence of the first socialist state in the world and the anti-imperialist national liberation struggle such as the anti-Japanese armed struggle led by the Great Leader comrade Kim Il Sung.


Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is a great revolutionary program for the continuity of revolutionary leadership and socialist construction in the DPRK. In the DPRK thanks to dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un instead of denying the ideas, theories and leadership of the preceding  President Kim Il Sung and Great Leader Kim Jong Il, their theories have been elevated a new higher level, Kimilsungism -Kimjongilism. Respected Marshal Kim Jong Un has vowed that there should no concession in adhering to the revolutionary ideas of the great leader President Kim Il Sung and the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il. Under the banner of Kimilsungism -Kimjongilism the DPRK will advance along the road of independence, Songun and socialism and win victory after victory.


Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is an integral system of ideas, theories and methods of Juche and comprehensively indicates revolutionary theories, strategies and tactics in the era of independence. The Songun political theory reflecting the requirements of the developing revolution at present and the theory of building a thriving socialist nation occupy an important place in Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. 


President KIM IL SUNG and Great Leader KIM JONG IL are the Great Leaders of the Korean people and remain always the Great Leaders. The contributions made by President  KIM IL SUNG and  Great Leader KIM JONG IL will be written in the golden figures in the world history.


Deeply studying the above facts, peace loving and progressive journalists of Nepal have established “NJA for Studying Juche Idea & Songun Policy” on the occasion of “Sun’s Day”, April 15, the Birth Anniversary of President KIM IL SUNG on 15th April 2010 in Kathmandu to disceminate in mass-public the Juche Idea and Songun Policy. We are widely performing its activities to disceminate the Juche Idea and Songun Policy among the intellectual circles of Nepal.


We have established the “Juche Idea Study Centre” also at Kalimati, Kathmandu in our NJA own Building, where journalists and dignitaries from various Nepali walks of life gather on every Saturday between 9 to11 a.m. and discuss on the achievements of Juche Idea and Songun Policy. It is widely known as “Saturday Breakfast Meeting” among the journalists of Nepal.


That is why the Juche followers in Nepal are increasing day by day in Kathmandu. Specially youngsters are interested to know more and more about the different aspects of Juche Idea through our Saturday Breakfast Meeting who discuss on the achievements of Juche Idea & Songun Policy also.


‘Arpan’ Weekly since last 55 years is contineously publishing different articals on different aspects of DPRK specially the great achievements of President KIM IL SUNG, Great Leader KIM JONG IL, the Anti-Japanese Heroine Comrade KIM JONG SUK and Supreme Leader Marshal KIM JONG UN in each and every Friday issue in both English and Nepali languages. Myself is the Chief Editor and Publisher of Arpan Weekly and have the wide circulation in Nepal and  in friendly countries of the world.


I am very much happy to inform all that myself and my wife Subha Laxmi Sakya had the great opportunity for face to face talk and Direct interview with President KIM IL SUNG in Chongjin, DPRK on 19th June 1979 which we will never forget in our lifetime.


Likewise, I also get the great opportunity to put the questions before the Great Leader President KIM IL SUNG also on 29th November 1990 in Pyongyang.


It is a great honour for me to inform to all that myself has been awarded “Degree of Doctor” on the Thesis submitted by me on the subject of “The Great Juche Idea and the DPRK”. I was decorated the Certificate and medal of Degree of Doctor (Ph.D.) by His Excellency Mr. Ro Tu Chol, Deputy Prime Minister of Government of DPRK amidst a special ceremony which was held at Mansudae Supreme People’s Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on 16th  April 2012. I am the first Nepali Citizen who received ‘Degree of Doctor’ from DPRK on the subject of “The Great Juche Idea and the DPRK” in Pyongyang on 16th April 2012.



I had visited many countries of the world including DPRK but I like to visit DPRK again and again.


I sincerely wish a good health, long life and happiness of the Supreme Leader Marshal KIM JONG UN as well as for continued progress and prosperity of the Korean people.


The Great  Comrades KIM IL SUNG and  KIM JONG IL  Will  Always Be with Us.


Long-live the Great Juche Idea and Songun policy.


Long live our Friendship. 


Kathmandu, Nepal            

                                                                                         3rd May 2020