The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has congratulated the nation on the occasion of Nowruz and named the new Iranian calendar year as “The Year of Economic Jihad.”
The Leader extends his congratulatory message in the early hours of the Persian calendar year of 1390.
“I felicitate this auspicious celebration especially to the families of the martyrs and war disabled veterans,” the Leader said.
The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Seyyed Ali Khamenei lauded the country’s accomplishments during the previous year and wished all the Iranians around the globe a year of health and prosperity.
The Supreme Leader Khamenei also called for all-out jihad-like efforts by the Iranian nation and officials in order to pave the grounds for a decade of economic growth.
The Leader touched upon the tragic incidents in Bahrain, Yemen and Libya, and expressed sympathy with their nations, saying that the Islamic awakening in the Muslim world is the harbinger of justice in the region.
The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Seyyed Ali Khamenei also praised the government’s subsidy reform plan and regarded it as the country’s most important achievement in the previous year, noting that the plan expedited Iran’s economic development.
Nowruz is an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature. It promotes values of peace and solidarity between generations and within families as well as reconciliation and neighborliness, thus contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among people and different communities.