Over 300 reciters and memorizers from 83 countries including Kenyan representativeswill be participating in the 35th International Quran Competition opening in Tehran on April 19.

The Quran reciters and memorizers will be attending in different categories including competitions for females, clerics, students, adults and visually-impaired individuals, the State Endowment and Charity Affairs Organization that is the organizer of the competition announced on Friday.

The clerics are coming from 44 different countries and will be competing in the recitation, memorization and interpretations sections.

The competition will be running until April 26.