Speaking on Tuesday afternoon in the first meeting of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution in the 13th government and with the new members of the council taking part, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi appreciated the efforts of all former members of the council who worked for the science and culture of the country.
The President added, "I hope that in the new term, we will be able to take long and effective steps towards achieving the goals and aspirations of the Islamic Revolution by relying on upstream documents, including the constitution, guidelines and policies announced by the Supreme Leader and the vision of the Islamic system".
Ayatollah Raisi stated, "I believe that today is a good time to review the actions and approvals of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution to see what actions have been taken and what should be done in order to implement these policies and what are the reasons for the actions not taken".
Dr Raisi stated, "We must know the issues and priorities and know what steps should be taken in this direction, and this requires three transformations of identification, institutional and process".
The President continued, "The first step for this transformation is to recognise the needs and advancement of the council by using the opinions of thoughtful and expert members of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution based on the expectations of the Supreme Leader and the views and expectations of the people, scientific and cultural circles and intellectuals".
Ayatollah Raisi stated, "The Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution has always observed the cultural and scientific developments of the country and warned in a timely manner and has acted and reacted carefully to various issues".
In another part of his speech, the head of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution described the basis of transformation in the council as accurate knowledge of the current situation and the desired situation and efforts to reduce the distance to reach the desired point and said, "The index of desirable situation is the views of the late Imam Khomeini (RA) as the founder of the council, and the Supreme Leader".
Emphasising that the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has been making policies and expressing his views in the macro level, Dr Raisi added, "Our task is to identify priorities, work for justice, avoid discrimination and work to strengthen public trust and participation as important components of social capital".
Ayatollah Raisi described one of the important problems in the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution as not announcing some of its resolutions for implementation and specified, "The resolutions of the council are among the most glorious and valuable documents in the Islamic Republic, the implementation of which will surely lead to change in the country".
Dr Raisi said, "The implementation of weak law is better than lawlessness. People need to feel that the constitution and the subject matter are being enforced and that the authorities are bound by the law".
The President added, "The position of the Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution in monitoring the quality of implementation of the resolutions of this council is very important".
Ayatollah Raisi continued his speech by referring to the words of 13 members of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution about the agenda and said, "What I inferred from the words of these dear members about the priorities of the Supreme Leader's demands from the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution was all-round jihad to continue the surge in scientific growth of the country".
"Implementing the document of the comprehensive scientific plan, the document of transformation of the education system, the document of cultural engineering and maintaining hope and comprehensive jihad to continue surge in scientific growth are the priorities of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution," he said.