Vice President Jusuf Kalla Attends MTQ Closing Ceremony in Medan

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 13 Oktober 2018
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Vice President Jusuf Kalla hands over trophy of Quran Recital Competition (MTQ) to Regional Secretary of DKI Jakarta Province during the closing ceremony of the 27th MTQ in Medan, North Sumatera, Friday (12/10). Photo by: Humas Kemenag

Vice President Jusuf Kalla hands over trophy of Quran Recital Competition (MTQ) to Regional Secretary of DKI Jakarta Province during the closing ceremony of the 27th MTQ in Medan, North Sumatera, Friday (12/10). Photo by: Humas Kemenag

Vice President Jusuf Kalla officially closed the 27th Quran Recital Competition (MTQ) at Astaka Utama MTQ Sport Center, Medan, North Sumatra, Friday (12/10).

The closing ceremony was marked by beating of the traditional drum “beduk” by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, accompanied by Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin and Governor of North Sumatra Edy Rahmayadi.

In his remarks, Vice President Jusuf Kalla told the participants the history of the MTQ. According to him, the idea of ??the MTQ came from a Medan citizen.

“I remember when the MTQ was organized for the first time in Makassar 51 years ago. The head of state radio network RRI in Makassar who was also a Medan citizen, Pak Sani, held a Quran recital competition on the Radio. That was the beginning of the MTQ competition ” Jusuf Kalla said.

“Once again, I thank the late Pak Sani (for his idea),” Jusuf Kalla added.

In the meantime, Special Capital Region of Jakarta (DKI Jakarta) became the winner of the MTQ. The announcement of the winner was made by the Chairman of the Board of Judges of the MTQ M. Roem Rowi during the closing ceremony, while the MTQ trophy was handed over from Vice President Jusuf Kalla to Regional Secretary of DKI Jakarta Province.

The final medal tally of the 27th MTQ is as follows:

1st rank: DKI Jakarta Province

2nd rank: Banten Province

3rd rank: North Sumatra Province

4th rank: Riau Islands Province

5th rank: East Java Province

6th rank: Riau Province and West Java Province

7th rank: Aceh Province

8th rank: Yogyakarta Province

9th rank: West Nusa Tenggara Province

10th rank: South Kalimantan Province.

(Humas Kemenag/ES) (RI/MMB/Naster)

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