IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani arrived at Tehran University Tuesday morning to attend a special ceremony there on the occasion of Students’ Day.
He was enthusiastically welcomed by a large crowd of university students gathered there for the ceremony.
A number of ranking officials including President’s advisor in cultural affairs Hessameddin Ashena and Minister of Sciences, Research and Technology Mohammad Farhadi are accompanying the President.
The 16th day of the Iranian month of Azar (falling on December 6 this year) is commemorated as University Students’ Day in Iran each year. It is commonly celebrated by the country’s president attending a ceremony in a leading university in Tehran.
The day commemorates the killing anniversary of three university students by the toppled Pahlavi regime in Tehran University in 1953 who were demonstrating against the visit of the then US Vice President Richard Nixon to Iran only four months after a US-led coup in the country.
President Rouhani is to address the commemoration ceremony shortly.