May 6, 2010
Iran should become a model for other nations: Leader
Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
has said the Iranian nation can become a model for other nations in terms of
upholding spiritual values and introducing a system that guarantees material
"The appalling prospects for humanity in regard to ethics can be changed, but
first a big change should occur in Iran, and Iran should become a material and
spiritual model," he said in Tehran on Wednesday at a meeting with thousands of
Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the Iranian nation should try to make progress
to such a level that it can present exemplary political, social, and scientific
models for other nations and the thinkers of the Islamic world, adding, "It is
the historic duty of the Iranian nation."
Commenting on Teachers' Day, the Leader paid tribute to Ayatollah Morteza
Motahhari for his years of diligent efforts to enlighten people.
May 2, the martyrdom anniverary of Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari, who was a great
Iranian scholar, cleric, and university professor, has been designated as
Teachers' Day in Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei said teachers have a vital and important role to train
creative, faithful, imaginative, self-confident, motivated, patient, and
optimistic people to the help country continue its progress.
He also highlighted the role of teachers in developing children's individual
and social personalities.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Leader called for a fundamental change in the
country's education system and said the change should be in line with the
country's needs, goals, and capabilities
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