10:55 - May 28, 2014
News ID: 1411623
Iranian participants at the 31st edition of international Quran contest in Tehran will compete in recitation and memorization categories today, May 28.

 Ja’far Fardi will represent Iran in the recitation category of the international contest.

He will be the fifth contestant to go on stage in this category on the second day of the competition.
Memorizers of the entire Quran from all over the world will also compete today and Behzad Hazhbari will compete for Iran in this category.
This edition of the international Quran contest began on May 27 with the participation of 120 Quran reciters and memorizers from more than 70 countries.
It will be underway at Tehran's Summit Conference Hall until June 2.
The annual competition is held by the Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization to encourage the public to read the Holy Quran and to act upon the teachings of the Holy Quran.
On the sidelines of this year's competition, a Quranic exhibition is being held in which some 60 booths  showcase Quranic works and products.

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