Niagara Foundation Ohio Award Ceremony gathers a large attendance

Niagara Foundation Ohio Award Ceremony
Niagara Foundation Ohio Award Ceremony


Date posted: November 11, 2013

Niagara Foundation, active across 11 states in Midwest, held its annual award ceremony on November 5th in Columbus, Ohio.

Aimed to promote education and dialogue, the foundation’s annual event drew a large attendance of prominent guests including assembly members, academics and religious figures.

Serkan Aykan, Niagara Foundation Ohio director, delivered the opening address of the 3 hour-night. Referring to the foundations aim as to bring together people of diverse faiths and walks of life, Aykan said they set out for a goal that exalts high human values regardless of faith, language or nation. Next, the attendees were invited to watch a promo video featuring an overview of the foundation’s activities.

This year’s awards were given in three categories. Community Service Award honoree was NBC4. The company Greif received Peace Award while Columbus College of Art and Design was honored with Global Vision Award. President and CEO of Greif, David Fischer, gave his remarks in which he said he’d been to Turkey and it’s the country he liked best. Dennison Griffith received Global Vision Award on behalf of Columbus College of Art. As the night drew to the end, the well-known businessman Yaromir Steiner offered the closing remarks. “Fethullah Gulen is a great man of service. I admire his efforts for education and dialogue. He needs to be well understood,” Steiner noted.

Published [in Turkish] on Cihan, November 7, 2013.

Source: HizmetMovement.Com , November 10, 2004


Related News

Syracuse Turkish community celebrates their heritage with a Children’s Festival

The Syracuse Turkish community and representatives of the Turkish Cultural Center celebrated their National Sovereignty and Children’s Day at Syracuse City Hall

Best robot design award for Turkish school students in NY competition

ORHAN AKKURT, NEW YORK Students from the private Turkish school Pioneer Academy of Science were granted the prize of the best robot design in a competition in New York last week. Ninety-five schools participated in the competition FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) displaying designs of robots. At the end of the competition, the team from the […]

The Gulen Institute Youth Platform has announced its fifth international essay contest

The Gulen Institute Youth Platform, which is located in Texas, has announced its fifth international essay contest, which is open to all high school students in grades 9th through 12th currently enrolled in public or private schools from all over the world.  Students are invited to address global challenges and propose potential solutions based on […]

Turkish associations in US condemn Boston Marathon attack

Turkish civil society organizations in the United States have condemned bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon which left three people dead and more than 100 injured on Monday. Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing at least three people and injuring more than 140 in a […]

Unmasking Turkey’s most wanted man

Gülen had been charged after the military coups in 1971 and 1980, and again in the late 1990s. Gülen was acquitted of the charges three times.

Brooklyn Amity School crowned karate champion

Brooklyn Amity School has been crowned champion receiving 30 medals in 2013 Asckhar’s Kyodai Invitational Karate Championship held in New York. 320 competitors in total from four different countries participated the sport event. Brooklyn Amity School distinguished itself winning 13 golden, 5 silver and 12 bronze medals and thus ranking first in the total number […]

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

27-Years-Old Mother With 11-Months-Old Son Found In Ankara’s Sincan Prison

Int’l Gandhi Jayanti Conference on ‘Education as a Basic Right of Humankind’

PACE concerned over lack of domestic remedy for purge victims in Turkey

Turkish schools students visit Thai education minister

On Hizmet exceptionalism

African Professor lauds ‘Kimse Yok Mu’ as model relief organization

Gov’t steps up campaign against Hizmet via terrorism accusations

Copyright 2024 Hizmet News