Imam Khomeini Historic Meeting With Footballers in Jamaran

Imam Khomeini Historic Meeting With Footballers in Jamaran

A group of footballers from various teams had a historic meeting with Imam in Jamaran neighborhood in northern Tehran.

The football players from Persepolis, Esteghlal and Shaheen clubs who had participated in ‘Mohammad Ali Jinnah tournament’ in Pakistan had met imam to seek advice from Imam.

Imam had praised their exceptional talent and congratulated them for winning the cup and contributing to create a good image of the country and nation.

The great Imam advised them that alongside pursuing their career in sports, the players must also concentrate on their spiritual training and soul purification.

Imam believed that only the players who attach significance to moral, human and divine values can be useful for the mankind and societies.

Iran has made tremendous progress insort field following the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979.

The founder of the Islamic Republic also wanted the sportsmen and players to focus on needs and challenges facing the nation and the Muslim society.

Imam believed the university systems should become independent and self-sufficient in field of sports, technology and other fields and should be able to offer their services for the entire Muslim world and oppressed nations.

The great leader maintained that reliance on the certain power regarding the education or sports will leave negative impact on all fields of life and make the nation backward for the decades to come.

Imam wanted the sports institutions and educational system to become progressive, expand its horizons, extend fields of research and technology which can fulfill all social, scientific and moral needs. Imam also believed that the sportsmen must become inspirable and take advantage of each other experiences.

Imam’s utmost efforts bore fruit in coming years and ranking of the Iran in various fields of sports were raised among the world recognized systems. Iran made an unprecedented level of progress in sports, humanities, social sciences and medical fields over the past few years and is offering services and interacting with intellectual and universities around the globe.

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