TEHRAN (Iran News) – Every year and on the second day of Iranian calendar month of Shahrivar (August 24), the Islamic Republic of Iran commemorates the memory and the name of martyrs President Mohammad-Ali Rajaei and Prime Minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar by holding the Government Week. Rajai and Bahonar were assassinated in a bombing at presidential office on August 30, 1981 and actually the last week of August is marked as the Government Week.
During this week which kicks off on August 24, the government puts on display some of its achievements and inaugurates or reveals some of its projects and plans but this year and during this week, the government is challenging with getting vote of confidence from Majlis for its ministers and actually it has not been formed yet and Majlis is to vote for ministers today (Wednesday).
Of course, the government has not stopped administering the country but actually is run by the outgoing ministers and officials who will be replaced by the new ministers. President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi in his first commemoration of the Government Week is challenging with pile of problems which he has inherited from his predecessor President Hassan Rouhani’s mismanagements and policies.
Unlike Rouhani, Raisi is a revolutionary president like the second president of the Islamic Republic of Iran martyr Rajaei and the nation expects too much from him in order to bring back justice and economic prosperity for them.
The newly elected president in his first days of presidency and in the office has to sort out some economic problems to bring back calmness to the market which has seen out of control rise in the prices because of the passiveness of the former government and its liberal and West-oriented mindset.
The Government Week is reminiscence of sincerity, perseverance and revolutionary thinking of statesmen who worked hard to serve people of the Islamic Iran and to safeguard sublime values of the Islamic Revolution that people expect Raisi to revive them.
The history of Islamic Iran, which has always been accompanied by the deception of enemies, has shown that unity and amity of government officials, as well as all-out support of the heroic and martyr-fostering nation of Iran, can lead the country towards prosperity, it added.
Now everybody expects Raisi to materialize its presidential campaign vows and to bring justice and equality and to wipe out discrimination. To this end, he should at first focus on economy by taking wise and unhurried decisions especially in this field because people have really suffered from the former government’s economic policies which unleashed the price rise and inflation in the country, as according to recent reports the inflation rate has exceeded 50 percent.
Of course, it is unrealistic to expect his government to resolve all economic problems in the current condition overnight but he can at least slow down the pace of rise of prices and finally stops it.
Now, Mr. Raisi has started his first Government Week by his allegiance to the founder of the Islamic Revolution the late Imam Khomeini (R) and he may open some projects which have started in the past but from next year, the nation would expect him to display the achievements of his own revolutionary government.
He has shown that unlike former President Rouhani, he has good interaction with the people and is eager to have direct contact with the public to know and feel the problems practically something which had been missed during the former government.
The nation wants him to be brave and determined and to run the government like how he did when he was in charge of the Judiciary and once again to bring back joy and trust to the nation which had been lost during the former president or at least in his second term in office.
Rajaei was a committed and popular president with a simple life and Raisi is pursuing his path and trying to strengthen the nation’s bond to the establishment and ideals of the Islamic Revolution and the countdown has begun to see the fruits of this revolutionary government.