“Everybody who does not thank my creatures as if does not thank me.”
It is now three years that I have started this hard but sweet and humane job under the grace of the Almighty Allah and relying on valuable human capital in the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare. Following the manifesto of the Government of Wisdom and Hope, during the past three years, we in the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare and the Welfare Organization made every effort to practice based on scientific methods and social guidelines drawn up according to the requirements of the time in order to improve welfare and livelihood of the less-developed deciles and other target groups. In the same context, pre-marriage genetic counseling and tests became mandatory and covered by the insurance; coverage of eudiometry screening extended up to 90% and amblyopic vision screening up to 85%; all rural people with disabilities and those in remote areas were covered by community based rehabilitation program; all people with disabilities were provided with basic rehabilitation equipments free of charge; and 37,336 residential units were transferred to the target community since the coming into power of the 11th Government; and construction operation of more than 49,000 residential units are being pursued as effective measures by the Ministry in the area of welfare issues. I have reiterated several times that availability of resources is not the only solution to the problems, but rather efficiency, wisdom and hardworking are important, and by the key word of “collective goodness”, each and every of us should take a step towards elimination of inequality. The Iranians’ greatspirit and our humane Islamic teachings are promising collective goodness to create firm links within our society. During the past three years, we restored welfare back to the society; the model we followed was a community-based welfare and home-based welfare pattern. The strategy that the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare pursues in the Welfare Organization is a society with less disabled, reducing social vulnerabilities, a better life for all, and successful presence and participation of target groups deep in the society. It is so sweet and pleasant for us that His Excellency the President, in the festival named after humble statesman, Martyr Rajaei, praised and hailed Welfare Organization as the Top Agency for its valuable performance. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate this great achievement to all my distinguished colleagues in the State Welfare Organization and ask the Almighty God to bless us all to serve people with honesty and truthfulness.