Ayatollah Khamenei made the remark in a meeting with Iranian Olympiad medal winners and Iran’s national youth volleyball team on Wednesday.
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“In spite of all the efforts made since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, particularly in the past 20 years, toward the advancement of science and technology [in Iran], we still lag a lot. And the key obligation on the part of the young elite generation is — in addition to keeping the high momentum in scientific successes — to advance the borders of science and technology,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Refereeing to Iran’s great achievements and top ranks in the field of nanotechnology, he noted, “it is now expected that elite and next-generation youth would discover hundreds of such fields as nanoscience as well as unknown scientific phenomena in areas such as biotechnology. They should not be satisfied with the mere continuation of the scientific path.”
Elsewhere, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to Iran’s winning the title of 2019 FIVB U21 Men’s World Championship, saying, “thanks to God, our youth volleyball players were able to turn into a source of pride and stand at the top of the world. This is a very valuable achievement that made people happy.”
He went on to say that gaining this trophy with an Iranian coach is so important. “I have always believed that it befits the country’s sports teams would have Iranian coaches.”
Referring to one the elite women present at the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei said she is an example and proof that women can be very successful and have a spouse and kids at the same time.
- source : Iran news