Seremban, 12 March 2019 (Korporat SUKNS) - Twenty-eight male and female quran reciters will be participating in the 2019 National Level Al-Quran Reciting and Memorising Event (MTHQK) scheduled to be held from March 17 until 22 at the Seremban Municipal Council Hall.

The National Quran Recitation event, jointly organized by the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (JAKIM), Negeri Sembilan State Government and other government agencies together with departments from the federal and state levels, will be witnessing 84 participants in the Al-Quran recitation category. Eight of them will be from Negeri Sembilan.

The event will be launching by the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday while the closing and prize giving ceremony on March 22 to be officiated by Yang Dipertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Almarhum Tuanku Munawir.

The winners in both male and female categories will win cash prizes worth RM15,000, with an additional of RM10,000 for expenses to perform the haj, a souvenir and participation certificate each, the runners-up will receive cash prizes worth RM10,000 in and an additional RM10,000 as expenses to perform the haj, a souvenir and a certificate of participation each. Third place winners will receive cash prizes worth RM7,500 in an additional RM10,000 for expenses to perform the haj, souvenirs, and certificate of participation.

The MTHQK will be aired live over RTM and TV AlHijrah as well as several radio stations such as Nasional FM and IKIM FM at 8.30 am until 11 pm.