RNA – Speaking at a meeting of the symposium of seminarians organized to assist the victims of the recent floods in Iran, Hujjat al-Islam Hojjat Salari-Makki, the director of the Islamic Seminaries of North Khorasan province, presented a report on the activities of the seminarians of North Khorasan province in the flood-hit areas and said, “During the current Norouz [Iranian new year] holidays, ninety seminarians and clerics travelled to the flood-hit areas in five rounds to participate in the jihadi camp.”
The Iranian cleric stated that there are social and spiritual effects in the jihadi presence of seminarians and clerics in the flood-hit areas and said, “The presence of the seminarians in the flood-hit areas and their assistance to the people and condoling and reassuring them would give people an appropriate morale and this renewed morale was completely evident.”
Referring to the presence of jihadi clerics across the country to help the flood victims, he noted, “Due to divine grace, a great discussion of the seminary has been established in the country which is an appropriate move to assist the flood victims and seminarians and clerics have performed a worthy service in this regard.”
Hujjat al-Islam Salari-Makki referred to the undertaking of responsibility to rebuild some of the residential units damaged by the flood by the seminarians and added, “The seminarians and theological schools of North Khorasan have undertaken responsibility to rebuild fifty residential units in the flood-hit areas.”
His Eminence continued, “In this regard, the theological schools and the jihadi groups established by the seminarians and clerics of the North Khorasan have announced that they are prepared to rebuild fifty residential units destroyed in the flood in coordination with the Imam Khomeyni Relief Foundation and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).”
Referring to the presence of seminarians in jihadi camps, Hujjat al-Islam Salari-Makki said that a good atmosphere was established during this year’s Norouz holidays and adding, “The seminarians had a great morale in helping the flood victims and on the other hand, harmony, sympathy, sociability and exceptional love existed among cultural organizations and there was an management involved in helping the flood victims and this morale was transmitted to people.”
According to the latest records provided by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), 70 people have died in the flash floods that affected 1,889 cities, villages, and mountainous roads in 31 provinces of Iran over the past weeks.
The army, the IRGC, voluntary groups and locals have all mobilized to provide relief aid to the flood-hit areas.
Rasa News Agency