Titled 114 World Award, its main aim is identifying and appreciating such activities and creating a network of Quranic initiatives of the followers of Ahl-ul-Byat (AS), the Assembly’s international deputy said.
Speaking to IQNA, Hojat-ol-Islam Mohammad Javad Zarean said a plot thatched by the enemies of Islam and Muslim unity is to spread the wrong notion that Shias do not pay attention to Quranic activities.
Fortunately, thanks to the Islamic Revolution of Iran, blood of martyrs and prudence of Imam Khomeini and the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, there has been special attention to Quran recitation, Tajweed and Tafseer, he noted.
He said the first edition of the 114 World Award will be held this year in the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the month of Quran and an opportunity for reading, reciting and contemplating the Holy Book and promoting Quranic activities, he said.
The cleric noted that the difference the award has with other such competitions is that no one is invited to take part in the contest but the organizers identify Quranic activities and select and introduce the best ones.
Hojat-ol-Islam Zarean invited institutions and organizations active in Quranic fields to help the Assembly in holding the event.
In the first edition of the award, the focus is on arts, media and software production activities, he noted.
The cleric also noted that the Quranic activities in Iran will not be included in the selection process for the time being given the broad scope of such activities in the country.
He expected that more than 1,000 Quranic activities will be evaluated to select the best ones.