A number of Quranic, cultural, political and literary figures attended the ceremony.
Tahereh Saffarzadeh was born in 1315 (1936) in the southern city of Sirjan, Kerman province. She graduated in English Literature from Tehran university and continued her education in literary criticism in the US.
She translated the Holy Quran into Persian and English.
In 1992, she was selected as the “role model professor” by the Iranian Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2001, having published the translation of the Holy Quran, she acceded to gain the title of “the Holy Quran’s server”.
In March of 2006, on the occasion of International day of women- she was selected as an activist, poet, premier and leading woman and Muslim scholar of the year 2005 by Afro–Asian writers' organization.