Iran’s high-ranking political, cultural and religious officials as well as the country’s Quranic figures and foreign guests will attend the inauguration ceremony.
After the opening ceremony, 120 Quran reciters and memorizers from 75 countries will start competing in the two categories of the contest, namely recitation and memorization of the Quran.
A number of programs are planned to be held during the 7-day contest, including the 6th congress for honoring female Quran activists and the 9th international conference on Quranic studies.
There will also be a number of sideline programs such as Quranic workshops and an exhibition of the Islamic Republic’s Quranic achievements.
The international Quran contest event annually takes place in the lunar month of Rajab by the Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization.
It was announced on Tuesday that 22 Quran masters will serve as jury members of the contest.
12 members of the jury panel will be Iranian and the other ten will be from other countries, Secretary of the competition Seyed Mostafa Hosseini said.