Pyongyang, February 17 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, watched the performance for celebrating the Day of the Shining Star, the birth anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il, with members of the Party central leadership organ on Tuesday.
  The Mansudae Art Theatre, the venue of the performance, was wrapped in great enthusiasm and excitement of the audience who were to enjoy the grand performance with the General Secretary in the time-honored theatre closely associated with the leadership of Kim Jong Il who opened up the flowering period of the Juche-oriented art.
   As the General Secretary came to the auditorium of the theatre together with his wife Ri Sol Ju amid the welcome music, all the participants burst into thunderous cheers of "Hurrah!", extending the greatest respect to the General Secretary, who is ushering in a new period of development of building our own-style socialism with noble responsibility for the Party, revolution, country and people.
   Officials of the Central Committee of the WPK also watched the performance.
   The performance was given by artistes of the band of the State Affairs Commission, the State Merited Chorus and major art troupes.
   The performance that started with the Patriotic Song was divided into two parts.
   Put on the stage of the first part were hymns for Kim Jong Il including mixed duet and male chorus "Shine, Jong Il Peak."
   The performers sang highly of the undying feats performed by the peerless patriot who was born as the Shining Star of Mt. Paektu with the spring warmth of February and recorded the noble history of making total dedication to the people in the long course covered by the Juche revolution.