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The 2nd Annual New York Quran Competition was held at main building of North East Islamic Community Center Brooklyn on Saturday May 20, 2017. North East Islamic Community Center (NEICC) and Turkish Cultural Center (TCC) in New York have together organized a phenomenal Qur’an Competition for Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle School students.

The program began with recitation of Qur’an and the “azan”(call to prayer) recited by a student. The opening speech was given by Orhan Cetin the vice president of North East Islamic Community Center. The program later continued with stage performance by students. The performance  that left a mark was the ilahi “prayer to my mother” prepared by the kids academy students. The musician and the composer Ertugrul Erkisi and his friends “Istanbul Trio” contributed with nasheeds from Turkish classical music. 52 students have competed in three different categories; surah memorization, reciting the Quran and special talent. From each category first place students were awarded $100 ( Gift Card), second place were given $75 ( Gift Card) and third place were given $50 (Gift Card). The program ended with congratulating and rewarding all the competitors with participation medals.