Tehran (IP) - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that the late founder of the Revolution created big changes to the fates Iranians.

Iran Press/Iran News: Speaking at a televised speech on Wednesday, the 31st anniversary of the demise Imam Khomeini, aired live by Iran Press, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "The great Imam is alive among us for many years after his apparent death, and he must survive, and we will benefit from his presence, spirituality, thought, and pointing finger."

"Today I want to discuss an important feature of the characteristics of the great Imam, he was a multi-dimension figure with outstanding characteristics, but the feature that we are discussing today, that is, the spirit of change and change is his most important feature," he added.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution went on to say, "The Imam was a man of reformation who inspired many reformations; his role was not just that of a teacher, his role was that of a commander in the field of operations and a real leader."

"The Imam made the biggest reformations in his time and made changes in many areas and arenas," the Leader noted. 

"The change in the spirit of depression and the submission of the other nation was the other action of the Imam. Before the Imam's movement, the people of Iran had nothing to do with their basic issues and were busy with their personal issues, but entering the field of demand especially for great and important things were made by Imam, and this same nation turned its submission into a demanding nation," he said.

Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized, "Another change was the change in people's views of themselves and society. The Iranian people had a self-contemptuous view of themselves, and no one could have imagined that the Iranian nation would be able to overcome the superpowers. Not only the nation overcome the foreign powers, but also internal powers. The Imam turned this feeling of contempt into a feeling of self-confidence and dignity."

According to him, Another change was the change in the basic demands of the people. If a group of people had a demand from the ruling system of that time, the demands were at the level of paving an alley, but the Imam promoted the people's demand for independence, freedom, or turning against East or West.

"The change in the view of religion was another change of the Imam. People at that time considered religion only for personal reasons, the Imam defined the mission of systematization and civilization for religion, and people changed their view of religion to the whole," the Leader said.

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