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Friday, 11 November 2011

Bergj Terzian awarded "Mkhitar Gosh" Medal

By the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the independence of Armenia, Berdj Terzian, Chairman of AGBU District Committee of Egypt, have been awarded the distinguished Mkhitar Gosh Medal for their substantial contribution to the preservation of the Armenian identity, service to the homeland, as well as his contribution to the strengthening of friendship between the Republic of Armenia and foreign countries. Berdj Terzian’s awarding ceremony took place on November 7th at the RA Diaspora Ministry.

American University's 20th Anniversary - Reportage on H1 TV Channel (Part 1)

On September 27th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) officially launched its week-long Celebration of Education at a press conference held at Tesaket Press Club. In a brief statement, AUA Founding President Mihran Agbabian recalled the early events and discussions leading to the founding of AUA in 1991. He described how the idea grew from nascence to the founding of the university attracting supporters like Mrs. Louise Manoogian Simone and partners like the University of California and the Armenian Ministry of Education. Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian, AUA Founding Dean and current Provost, presented the major accomplishments of the University.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

AGBU DELEGATION PARTICIPATED IN THE PAN-ARMENIAN CONFERENCE OF LEADERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF DIASPORA ORGANIZATIONS Reportage on H1 TV Channel

The pan-Armenian conference of leaders and representatives of Diaspora organizations dedicated to the 20th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Armenia took place on September 19-20 at Karen Demirchian Sports and Concert Complex. The official opening ceremony of the conference was attended by RA President Serzh Sargsyan, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia His Holiness Aram I, President of NKR Bako Sahakyan, other officials and guest. 550 leaders and representatives of 151 Diaspora organizations from 46 countries participated in the conference.

AGBU DELEGATION PARTICIPATED IN THE PAN-ARMENIAN CONFERENCE OF LEADERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF DIASPORA ORGANIZATIONS Reportage on "Shant" TV Channel

The pan-Armenian conference of leaders and representatives of Diaspora organizations dedicated to the 20th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Armenia took place on September 19-20 at Karen Demirchian Sports and Concert Complex. The official opening ceremony of the conference was attended by RA President Serzh Sargsyan, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia His Holiness Aram I, President of NKR Bako Sahakyan, other officials and guest. 550 leaders and representatives of 151 Diaspora organizations from 46 countries participated in the conference.

Friday, 28 October 2011

NEW YORK DINNER HONORS 60TH BIRTHDAY OF CATHOLICOS KAREKIN II

On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, a group of friends and benefactors of Holy Etchmiadzin gathered at a dinner hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Nazar and Artemis Nazarian in honor of His Holiness Karekin II's 60th birthday. The event was held at Manhattan's Metropolitan Club and was attended by 60 people in an atmosphere of warm friendship and cordiality. Berge Setrakian, president of AGBU, acting as the master of ceremonies, welcomed the guests and congratulated His Holiness on his birthday. "You are surrounded tonight by great friends of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and the Catholicos of All Armenians" he said.

Friday, 14 October 2011

"Gilgamesh" presented to the Armenian Audience - Reportage on "Shant" TV Channel

After an extensive tour of Dubai, Beirut, Damascus, New York and Los Angeles and many others, the Yerevan premier of “Gilgamesh” project took place at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (NPAK) on October 19th. The Armenian audience was given the opportunity to enjoy the unique combination of music and illustration thanks to the Armenian General Benevolent Union, in particular AGBU Central Board member Vasken Yacoubian. The “Gilgamesh” project is the result of cooperation between two Syrian artists: Kevork Mourad, an Armenian by origin (live illustrations) and Kinan Azmeh (clarinet).

Wednesday, 07 September 2011

AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE WRAPS UP ITS SECOND YEAR OF SUCCESSFUL OPERATION WITH A GLOBAL ONLINE FORUM

September 6, 2011, Yerevan, Armenia - Today the Armenian General Benevolent Union’s (AGBU) Armenian Virtual College (AVC) celebrated the second anniversary of its unique service to the Armenian Nation by holding a Global Online Forum (GOF) to reflect on the wide-range of achievements and announce its future plans. Launched in June 2009, the AVC has become the first Armenian online university, with a distinct goal to make Armenian education available to everyone everywhere through modern technologies. During its two-year operation the AVC has had nine academic terms with over 1300 participants from 50 countries.

AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE WRAPS UP ITS SECOND YEAR OF SUCCESSFUL OPERATION WITH A GLOBAL ONLINE FORUM

September 6, 2011, Yerevan, Armenia - Today the Armenian General Benevolent Union’s (AGBU) Armenian Virtual College (AVC) celebrated the second anniversary of its unique service to the Armenian Nation by holding a Global Online Forum (GOF) to reflect on the wide-range of achievements and announce its future plans. Launched in June 2009, the AVC has become the first Armenian online university, with a distinct goal to make Armenian education available to everyone everywhere through modern technologies. During its two-year operation the AVC has had nine academic terms with over 1300 participants from 50 countries.

Tuesday, 06 September 2011

UGAB JEUNES CARRIES OUT A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IN ARMENIA

UGAB Jeunes (AGBU Youth France) headed by Raffi Der Agopian visited Armenia from August 1-30 to implement “Armenia, Land of Life” program. The group of 32 volunteers, ages 18-26, Armenian and French by origin, undertook a number of voluntary humanitarian, environmental, construction, healthcare and educational programs in different regions of Armenia and Artsakh. The group spent 10 days in Nagorno-Karabakh renovating the 2-floor youth center of Berdzor, Region of Kashatagh, NKR. It was built in 1999 by the Church and was later given to the youth of the region at their own

UGAB JEUNES CARRIES OUT A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IN ARMENIA

UGAB Jeunes (AGBU Youth France) headed by Raffi Der Agopian visited Armenia from August 1-30 to implement “Armenia, Land of Life” program. The group of 32 volunteers, ages 18-26, Armenian and French by origin, undertook a number of voluntary humanitarian, environmental, construction, healthcare and educational programs in different regions of Armenia and Artsakh. The group spent 10 days in Nagorno-Karabakh renovating the 2-floor youth center of Berdzor, Region of Kashatagh, NKR. It was built in 1999 by the Church and was later given to the youth of the region at their own request to serve as a cultural center.

 
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