12:26 - October 01, 2019
News ID: 3469552
TEHRAN (IQNA) –  The closing ceremony of the 5th Arbaeen International Award was held in Tehran on Tuesday.


Winners of the three categories of the contest, namely photos, films and travelogues, were announced at the ceremony.

It was attended by Iranian First Vice President Is’haq Jahangiri, Culture Minister Seyed Abbas Salehi, and Head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Abuzar Ebrahimi Torkaman.

Works were submitted to the secretariat of the competition by individuals from 19 countries, including Iran, Bahrain, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Iraq, Oman, Myanmar and India.

The winners were from 11 countries, according to Ebrahimi Torkaman.

In his address to the ceremony, he highlighted the sacrifices made by Imam Hussein (AS), the third Shia Imam, for saving future generations from ignorance.

ICRO has organized the Arabeen International Award since 2014 with the aim of reflecting the manifestations of this international religious event to the world.

Wherever words cannot convey the greatness of a message, the best communication medium would be the language of art. That is why ICRO decided to hold the international award annually in the categories of photos, videos and travelogues, with the aim of spreading the message of Arbaeen and Ashura.

Arbaeen, which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS).

Each year, a huge crowd of Shias flock to the Iraqi city of Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.

Arbaeen falls on October 19 this year.




Tags: IQNA ، Arbaeen ، Award ، Iran
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