The winners of the first festival of proximity pictures in Tehran were honored on the sideline of the 31st Islamic Unity Conference.
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Addressing the participants of the conference, Deputy of the Director of Taqrib News Agency, Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Esmaeili briefed them on the ins and outs of the festival noting, "Some 2500 photos have been received from 288 photographers."
"The jury selected 73 photos in two stages," stressed Tehran University lecturer. "Of those, 4 photographers are awarded today".
The ceremony was also addressed by the Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought; Ayatollah Mohsen Araki congratulating the awardees.
In the event, top photographers of the festival were Behnam Sahvie, Hossein Velayati, and Hassan Qaedi, respectively. In addition, Hamed Niroumad was nominated as the best photographer.
The 31st edition of the Islamic Unity Conference is now underway in Iranian Capital city of Tehran with religious thinkers and clerics in attendance.
International Islamic unity conference marks the anniversary birthday of God’s final messenger, the Great Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), placing much more stress on the prime importance of unity and solidarity among Muslims providing with proper ground to put concentrated effort to brave the existing setbacks and reviving modern Islamic civilization.
The event began in Tehran with 520 dignitaries, ministers, scholars, university professors, and representatives from scientific as well as cultural associations in attendance.