President: Society must be vaccinated against cultural invasion

Tehran, May 6, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the society should be vaccinated against cultural invasion, adding that only sterilizing the society against West’s cultural invasions cannot be sufficient.
  Addressing a ceremony to honor exemplary teachers, the President said Iranian youth are currently more influential than those in the past.

He added that parents should trust their young children, believe in their abilities and be proud of them.

“Presently, our youngsters have a better understanding than their parents about current national, regional and international developments and this would sometimes scare their parents but they should be proud of their children’s abilities,” President Rouhani said.

“We learn science and art from others and learn life styles from them if it is a good way of living but at the same time, it is very important to maintain our own intellectual independence and cultural entity.”

President Rouhani said presently, Iranians are facing various kinds of invasions including invasion against their religion, their beliefs and morals as well as the one against their life style.

He said the West claimed to be the cultural and intellectual leader of the world while the US, in turn, claims to be the leader of the West.

“None of those claims would ever be true but they are pursuing them,” he said.

More in the ceremony, President Rouhani awarded 45 exemplary teachers.



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