Despair intolerable; everyone must try to increase hope in future/ People fully trust relief agencies/ Expanding aid domain essential/ Housing Foundation’s work in floodhit areas valuable/ 32% increase in people’s help to relief agencies indicates their kindness
Stating that people have full trust in Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and Welfare Organisation, Dr Rouhani said, Today, our greatest responsibility in the government, Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and Welfare Organisation is to help the dear children, who are under the support of these organisations, become more hopeful of future.
Speaking on Tuesday evening in a cordial meeting with Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and Welfare Organisation clients, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, Being with our dear children at Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and Welfare Organisation at the first day of Ramadan months is an honour.
Appreciating all those who work at Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and Welfare Organisation, he said, All those who are serving the country and the people are doing an invaluable job, but those who work in Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and Welfare Organisation will get more rewards from God.
Services in these two centres must be in a way that all those who are economically and physically hurt feel that they have a sanctuary, said Rouhani.
He added, The dear children of our country must not feel that they are helpless in the society, although the main sanctuary is the Almighty, but you dear social workers are doing a great job in this field.
The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also continued, Based on what Quran says, helping those in need is a regarded as a great job.
Stressing the importance of having hope in the future, he said, Although there might be hardships in the course of life, despair is not tolerable and it means the end of life; therefore, everybody must work to give hope of future to the dear children of our country, especially those under the cover of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and Welfare Organisation.
He then emphasised that the domain of covering the needy families must be expanded, adding, In the current conditions, some families that did not use to need support may need it, therefore, the domain of covering them must be expanded.
President Rouhani also highlighted precise monitoring and correct policymaking in helping the needy families, saying, In the current conditions, all those who need help must not be deprived of it, and we need to have precise policymaking in this regard.
Stating that today, people have full trust in Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and Welfare Organisation, he said, Transparency can further increase people's trust in these two organisations, and therefore, you need to tell people about your services.
He also referred to the figures presented by the Welfare Organisation about the number of university graduates from among the clients, saying, These figures are very promising, because those who have suffered understand the problems better.
On the efforts and work of Imam Khomeini Housing Foundation, the President said, The services of the Housing Foundation in flood and quakehit areas are very valuable, and I saw the happiness of the people of the quakehit village in my latest visit to Kermanshah Province.
Stressing the spirit of devotion, patience and resistance of people during hardships, he added, Patience, resistance and empathy can insure the country against all kinds of conspiracies. If the enemies of the Iranian people and the country's independence feel that we are united and integrated, they cannot reach their goals.
In the recent floods, the world saw that the Iranian, people, including men and women, young and old, relief workers, those in the Army, IRGC, Basij, and everybody rushed to the help of those affected, he said.
Dr Rouhani added, The recent floods made many problems and inflicted many damages, but it was also a blessing from the side of God, increasing water levels in dams and wetlands around the country by 32 billion cubic metres in just 40 days.
This unity, integrity and solidarity displayed the greatness of our people to the entire world. The fact that the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and Welfare Organisation are working together brotherly is valuable, said Rouhani.
The President continued, In serving the children under the support of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and Welfare Organisation we must feel as if we are serving our own children.
He added, The fact that based on the figures people have sent aids to Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation 32 per cent more despite economic hardships is very good. Our people are very kind and giving.
I order that a food package be given all people who are under the cover of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation and Welfare Organisation, said the President.
After the speech, Dr Rouhani led the evening prayer and had iftar with the children in a cordial atmosphere.
Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran