The President made the remarks in a televised message broadcast on the occasion of Norouz, beginning of the New Iranian Year, 1396.
Congratulating Iranians across the globe on the arrival of Norouz, President Rouhani praised the country’s economic achievements in the previous year thanking the Iranian people for achieving major goals in different fields of economic, political, cultural and social activities.
Touching upon the outstanding performance of the Iranian athletes and artists in the domestic and international arenas, President Rouhani appreciated their efforts which safeguarded the national pride.
“We should work harder to make up for shortcomings,” President Rouhani said, expressing hope that more job opportunities could be created for the Iranian youth in 1396.
President said the Norouz carries a message of joy and liveliness for all.
Millions of people in Iran and a number of other countries across the globe celebrate the Persian New Year, Norouz.
It is celebrated by more than 300 million people worldwide on the day of the spring Equinox, which marks the sun’s crossing of the Equator and the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.