Celebration in North Korean capital marks 100 years since founder’s birth

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Kim Jong Un touts the importance of the revolution begun by his grandfather

He stresses the military's significance and vows citizens won't starve again

He spoke during a celebration in Pyongyang marking Kim Il Sung's birth 100 years earlier

Pyongyang, North Korea CNN  — 

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un spoke before hundreds of troops and others in Pyongyang on Sunday as part of a massive, orchestrated celebration marking 100 years since the birth of the nation’s founder, his grandfather.

Kim’s address was his first televised speech since assuming the country’s leadership.

The remarks, which touched on a number of issue