Leaders of Iran

Friday, December 10, 2004

October 95: Leader Lauds Role of IRIB in Educating People

October 95: "Leader Lauds Role of IRIB in Educating People (31.10.1995)
Tehran Times, TEHRAN The managerial staff of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) here yesterday called on the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei here yesterday. In the meeting, the Supreme Leader said that television functions as a university in view of its role of training, educating and directing the society. He stressed that its primary task is to direct the society on the basis of the true ideals of religion and politics.
Praising IRIB for its achievements in various fields, Ayatollah Khamenei lauded the IRIB personnel for their intensified efforts resulting in better television programs that are more impressive and manage to attract more viewers. Ayatollah Khamenei cited the importance IRIB attaches to such issues as the Revolution, Imam Khomeini, Sacred Defense and the nation's major problems, saying, I am not worried about those issues. He said the IRIB acts as a spokesman of Iran's Islamic system, adding that it shoulders many responsibilities in a world which hangers for religion but is under constant attack from anti-Islamic forces. Admiring the IRIB's efforts to preserve the Islamic and revolutionary values, Ayatollah Khamenei said, the television functions as director, leader and instructor for the society and recalled the sagacious saying of Imam Khomeini that IRIB plays the role of a university in educating people.
The Leader pointed out that the IRIB should disseminate religious teachings and Islamic policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Music is an art and should be used in the service of a virtuous life, the Leader said. The Leader added, the IRIB should teach the public how to avoid extravagance through its programs.
The head of IRIB, Ali Larijani, briefed the Leader of the IRIB's general policy and said that IRIB's programs are produced in conformity with the Islamic and revolutionary values.
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