A huge rally was carried out in Pyongyang, North Korea on Friday to celebrate the launch of long-range rocket to establish a satellite in its orbit. The move was condemned globally as experts looked at it as a way out devised by North Korea to evade the sanctions imposed on it by United Nations to test long range ballistic missile technology.
North Korea’s state media has however said, the satellite established through this process is meant to assess weather related data and they will “gain information on temperatures of sea and land surfaces and atmosphere, humidity and wind and other meteorological data.”
Soldiers and Civilians came out in large numbers in the rally and applauded at the speeches given in Pyongyang on the event. Special broadcast of these rally proceedings were aired on state run television.
The successful launch of this satellite is seen as PR victory for North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong Un.