Young students' effective, fervent presence in Sacred Defence marked memorable scenes of self-sacrifice, bravery/Any move in protecting, promoting lofty culture of sacrifice, devotion very valuable

President Rouhani described self-sacrifice and devotion as transcendental moral virtues and the loftiest human characteristic, stressing: "The effective, fervent presence of this land's young students in the Sacred Defence era marked memorable scenes of self-sacrifice and bravery".

Tue 19 - December 2017 - 14:52

In a message on Tuesday to the 7th National Statuette of Sacrifice Awards to Iranian Students, Dr Hassan Rouhani also wrote that any move in protecting and promoting the lofty culture of self-sacrifice and devotion was invaluable in promoting this lofty moral value throughout the society.

 President Rouhani's message is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Sacrifice and devotion are the transcendental moral virtues and the highest human trait and religious value that manifests the growth of human knowledge. The Holy Qur'an defines sacrifice and as saying that the sacrifice and devotion are the trait of the chosen ones, and are the best type of kindness and the highest level of faith.

The young people of this land have always portrayed lasting scenes of sacrifice and devotion. The effective, fervent presence of this land's young students in the Sacred Defence era marked memorable scenes of self-sacrifice and bravery against the full-scale assault of the enemy, and today, young people and students are consciously and voluntarily participating in various social areas, including defending the lives of Muslims, providing preventive services; incidents, natural and unnatural disasters, charity, health and rehabilitation, construction, eliminating poverty and promoting the development of the country, environmental protection, in particular providing vital needs for patients through organ donation are other lasting scenes of sacrifice and devotion.

Extending values ​​and introducing practical patterns and highlighting the characteristics of sacrifice and devotion are undoubtedly of the most important ways of promoting this immensely moral value at the social level, and students and young people play a special role in this regard, and every effort to preserve and promote the culture of sacrifice of devotion is invaluable.

In the same vein, the holding of a national award ceremony on students' self-sacrifice is a good attempt to promote the noble concept of sacrifice and devotion as a universal value that promotes empathy and convergence in today's turbulent world and an influential step towards raising the spiritual and cultural capital of the great nation of Iran.

I hereby appreciate the Academic Centre for Education, Culture and Research, the supporters and all participants of this heart-warming cultural-academic event, and I hope that by heeding more to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the spiritual teachings of the Prophet (PBUH) and the Imams, we witness the continuation and promotion of the quality level of such valuable cultural events, as well as inclusive development of our Islamic Iran.

I ask the Almighty continuous honour and success for everybody.

Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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