Imam Khamenei urges people, officials to protect plants, environment

Imam Khamenei urges people, officials to protect plants, environment

On the occasion of National Tree Planting Day and Natural Resources Week, Imam Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, planted two saplings on Friday morning. Describing plants and greenery as an important factor in life and in building human civilization, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the religious aspects of caring for the environment by saying, “Planting trees and saplings is one of the good deeds that is stressed in the Islamic religious law.”

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): On the occasion of National Tree Planting Day and Natural Resources Week, Imam Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, planted two saplings on Friday morning. Describing plants and greenery as an important factor in life and in building human civilization, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the religious aspects of caring for the environment by saying, “Planting trees and saplings is one of the good deeds that is stressed in the Islamic religious law.”

Imam Khamenei spoke of the significance of the environment in the Constitution and said, “Actions to conserve the environment are religious, revolutionary activities. We should not look at such activities as being just some formal, ornamental activities.”

His Eminence stated that the diversity in climate and environment that exists in the country is a good opportunity for the people and the youth of the country to be active in the area of the environment. Expressing his regret at the destruction of forests, natural resources and sources of groundwater at the hands of profiteers, he said, “Destroying the environment is a grave tragedy that ruins humanity’s future. Therefore, both the officials and the people should work against this.”

Referring to events such as burning forests and the drying of lakes and wetlands, Imam Khamenei stated, “These events can be prevented. The officials who do not carry out their duties are to blame.”

Elsewhere in his statements, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution touched on the issue of the Coronavirus pandemic, saying, “Last year, people acted in accordance with the recommendations during the New Year holidays, thus immunizing the country against a grave disaster. But this year, the danger is even more serious and more widespread. Therefore, everyone should observe the recommendations this year as well.”

He continued on to say, “Whatever the National Committee on Combating Coronavirus announces should be carried out. If they have imposed bans on traveling, people should not travel. I myself will definitely not travel this year, just like last year.”

Another issue that Imam Khamenei discussed was the problem in people’s livelihood due to the pandemic, “If Corona continues, there will be more problems in livelihood. Therefore, everyone should cooperate to eliminate this disease as soon as possible.”

Expressing his dissatisfaction concerning the issue of high prices and the people’s problems in livelihood, His Eminence stated, “This situation close to the New Year has caused us great concern. Of course, there is not a shortage in goods such as fruits, but prices are extremely high. And it is not the hardworking farmers who are receiving the profit from these high prices. Rather, it is profiteering dealers and middlemen who are reaping large profits at the expense of the people.”

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution stressed that the officials must solve the people’s economic problems and the issue of high prices. He also added, “There are solutions for all these problems. I have discussed these points with officials many times in numerous meetings. I have communicated the solutions suggested by the experts to the officials.”

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