AGBU AND MOTHER SEE OF HOLY ETCHMIADZIN NORK YOUTH CENTER’S HAYKAZOUNQ CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Haykazounq song and dance ensemble of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Nork Youth Center celebrated its 25th anniversary with a festive jubilee concert at the Stanislavski Russian Drama Theater in Yerevan. A word of blessing by Reverend Father Komitas Hovnanian, Director of the Youth Centers, opened the evening. For its contribution in the preservation and development of the Armenian culture, the Haykazounq ensemble was awarded the RA Culture Ministry’s diploma, certificates by Yerevan’s Mayor and Nor Nork Governor, as well as the Grikor Narekatsimedal. Currently, there are eight Youth Centers operating in Armenia. Three of them have been sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union since 1993. A total of 4000 children, aged 4-25, are enrolled in the Youth Centers.