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EVENING OF COMMEMORATION DEDICATED TO ALEX MANOOGIAN

Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia has initiated a series of events dedicated to prominent Diasporan public figures. The goal of the initiative is to introduce the younger generation with the life and activities of these people. Within the framework of this program the RA Diaspora Ministry together with the department of philology of the Yerevan State University had organized...

Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia has initiated a series of events dedicated to prominent Diasporan public figures. The goal of the initiative is to introduce the younger generation with the life and activities of these people. Within the framework of this program the RA Diaspora Ministry together with the department of philology of the Yerevan State University had organized an evening of commemoration dedicated to famous philanthropist and National Hero of the Republic of Armenia Alex Manoogian. It took place in the “Yeghishe Charents” hall of the eYSU on May 19. The event was attended by professors, students and guests. Diaspora Minister Hranoush Hagopian, YSU Rector Aram Simonian and literary critic Yervand Azadian presented Alex Manoogian as an individual and as a national benefactor. They spoke about Alex Manoogian’s patriotic activities covering almost all the spheres of the lives of Armenians and spreading for more than 3 decades. Two students from the YSU department of journalism made brief presentations of Alex Manoogian’s national and public activities. Passages from Alex Manoogian’s speeches were also read. A welcoming speech was also made by Hovig Eordekian, Deputy Director of the AGBU Armenian Representation. A short documentary dedicated to the great benefactor was shown during the event. YSU choir and the dhol group of the Children’s Centers performed national and patriotic songs.