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Iran's Girl of the Year will be elected, vows official

TEHRAN, June 18 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran's Girl of the Year will be elected this year with the cooperation of executive officials and experts, the Fars News Agency quoted Monireh Nobakht, head of Women's Social-Cultural Council, as saying here on Saturday.

Iranian girls at school (file photo by ISNA, 2005)

Moral purity, piety, and hijab (Islamic dress code) are given the first priorities, said the official adding dutifulness and devotion to family are the second-rate criteria.

Education and perseverance are also put into consideration, she added.

To this end, questionnaires are randomly distributed among people.

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