TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as well as the army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commemorated Farvardin 12 (March 31), i.e. the Islamic Republic Day, in separate statements here on Monday.
The president said the day was the start point of humanity’s movement towards highest peaks of glory and perfection, and reiterated that the country’s executive officials remain loyal to the path laid down on the historical day.
He said Farvardin 12 marks rising of the sun and end of darkness.
“Farvardin 12 is the day of divine sovereignty over the land of Iran. Farvardin 12 marks a new chapter in global events and an end to tyranny and arrogance as well as emergence of justice, dignity, beauty, joyfulness and movement towards perfection,” announced the president.
In a two-day referendum staged late March after the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the Iranian nation made a historic and decisive choice by voting for establishment of the Islamic Republic system in Iran.
In the referendum, over 98.2 percent of Iranians gave ‘yes’ votes to the Islamic Republic and ever since the Iranian nation annually celebrates Farvardin 12, as the Islamic Republic Day.
With the referendum, people proved to the world their desire for establishment of a democratic political system based on the teachings and principles of Islam.
Having approved of the Islamic Republic, Iranian people take part in an election almost annually to decide their fate.
The Iranian army also in a statement issued on Monday honored the 29th anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic.
The army praised the Iranians for playing a pivotal role in helping establish an Islamic system, adding the day is commemorated as one of the main historical events of the Islamic Revolution.
It was on this great day that the Iranians eagerly endorsed unity and integrity in the Islamic Republic and formed a new political and social structure. They also called for implementing Islamic laws and the founding of an Islamic-based system, recalled the statement.
Elsewhere, The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) congratulated the Iranian nation on the glorious occasion, and praised the massive turnout in the 1979 referendum, which was held a mere 50 days after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, impressing the entire world, the West in particular.
The great turnout of the Iranians in the eighth parliamentary elections earlier this month, despite the unceasing outside pressures and propaganda, was proof positive of the loyalty of the people of Iran to the late Imam Khomeini’s ideals, and an illustration of their national unity and Islamic solidarity, the IRGC said in a statement.
The statement went on to say that despite the pressures exerted on the Iranian people and the disloyalty of some domestic elements, the Iranian nation perseveres in the path it has chosen and will continue to take giant leaps in all international arenas.
In the statement, the IRGC stressed the importance of developing and applying modern technologies in various defense, military and cultural areas and announced its readiness to defend the holy Islamic Republic of Iran and its achievements against conspiracies hatched by the enemies.
Meanwhile the Coordination Council of the Islamic Development Organization in a statement honored the occasion, calling it a day for the manifestation and realization of divine justice.
The anniversary of the Islamic Republic National Day coincides with the eighth parliamentary elections, whereby the Iranian nation reaffirmed its approval of and support for the Islamic Revolution through their massive turnout in the elections, it stated.
“The Coordination Council of the Islamic Development Organization hails the wise labeling of the new Iranian year (beginning March 21) as “The Year of Innovation and Flourishing” by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the statement said.
It concluded by noting that the courageous people of Iran are resolutely committed to the worthy ideals of the Islamic Revolution and ready to stand firm and determined in all political and religious scenes.