NEICC THE QURAN READING & RECITING CONTEST and AWARD CEREMONY

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The Turkish American community organized The Qur’an Reading & Reciting Contest and Award Ceremony among the students of the weekend schools and after school programs.North East Islamic Community Center (NEICC) had the honor of organizing their third Qur’an reading Contest.

During this year students had the privilege of studying with dedicated teachers to help advance their reading and memorization of the Qur’an. 74 students participated from states of NY,NJ,PA,CT,MA, 25 were selected to compete in the contest.

The contest was held at Central Unitarian Church at the Sanctuary Hall. Among the contestants’ relatives, guests attending from the these states area filled the hall.

Between contestants from the elementary first grade level through first year high school students mesmerized the audience with reading proper Kiraat. Contestants from elementary grade level were also applauded for reading Surahs through memorization.

The contest began with Adhan, Qur’an recitation, and continued with group and individual nasheeds.

The program ended with congratulating and rewarding all the competitors with participation medals.