Leader of the Islamic Republic has addressed a meeting of country’s scientific elites and talented students, recommending them to stay inside the country and serve their own people.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received a group of outstanding and talented students, where he demanded that Iran’s National Elites Foundation (INEF) should be taken ‘seriously’ as a national and strategic foundation to ‘prepare the grounds for the Foundation to play its role in better channeling of youth talents and knowledge-based companies in Resistance Economic policies.’
“The future of country hinges upon ideals and Revolutionary slogans promoted by the majority participation of young elites and the fast advance toward latest technology, which has begun recently; the future will be a bright future along with the role of a scientific dominance in the region and the world for the Islamic Republic,” the Leader told the meeting of elites.
He denounced attempts to dishearten the young talents about the future as ‘committing an act of treason to national glory;’ “the Iranian elites have a relatively higher IQ compared to global average; our country is self-sufficient in providing itself with committed, talented, and hard-working young people as the greatest wealth of the nation; however, the greatest malady looming around the prodigies is a general and misguided feeling that they are purple patches in a wider context of more or less even playground of talent; this is a personal malady which you should attempt to overcome through improving jihadi mentality and working for God as your duty,” he recommended.
In his third advice to young talents and elites, the Leader recommended to ‘stay and serve their own country,’ with an additional advantage of a deep understanding of the national issues. “Do not surrender yourself to the insatiable lust of the foreign communities to absorb national talents of other countries; the better option for you is staying inside the country and participate in the architecture of the country which seeks to construct and reshape the skeleton of the future of your home country,” said Ayatollah Khamenei.
His fourth advice to elites touched the critical issue which had been almost a general theme in Iranian foreign policy: not yielding to the awe of the imperialist powers. “The fact that the west enjoys an upper hand in technologies; however, we should not be overtaken by the awe and sheer tantalizing nature of their advances; the potentials of our native young talents are far beyond this state of being overwhelmed; we should compare our current condition to that of 3 decades ago,” he demanded.
He emphasized upon a well-planned strategy to use the potentials of the knowledge-based companies to make the Resistance Economy policies realized; “I would recommend that in elite sessions be focused on the different ways the elites would contribute constructively to Resistance Economy,” Ayatollah Khamenei told the meeting; “understating country’s rapid advances and its achievements in different hi-tech fields such as nanotechnology, stem cells, and nuclear energy should be duly addressed. These achievements are not illusions; they are concrete achievements which should be communicated to the world; disheartening of the young people is an act of treason and should not be tolerated,” he concluded.