AGBU YP YEREVAN TEAM SUMS UP THE PAST, PLANS THE FUTURE

On April 8, AGBU Yerevan Young Professionals (YP) organized an Open House at the AGBU Armenia Representation to sum up past activities, present current and future plans, and recruit new members. Harutyun Poghosyan, President of AGBU YP Yerevan, welcomed the group and presented the YP mission and past, current and upcoming initiatives. YP Steering Committee Member Narek Ghazaryan spoke abou an upcoming event, a three month seminar on Banking and Finance. YPs also presented the Barekamavan Village (Tavush Region) Development Project. 

AGBU SUPPORTS FAMILIES IN BORDER VILLAGES OF ARMENIA

AGBU YP Yerevan’s Barekamavan Development Project (BDP) is growing. The program, which provides greenhouses to selected families in Barekamavan Village, located in Armenia’s Tavush region, caught the attention and hearts of the worldwide AGBU YP network. Shortly thereafter, it became a pan-YP project. Today, with over 7,000 USD raised, AGBU YP Yerevan continues to implement the program. Barekamavan is less than 2 km from the Azerbaijani border. Currently, five greenhouses have been distributed in Barekamavan. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARAM KHACHATURIAN

 

June 6, 2013, marks world-renowned Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian’s 110th birthday. Throughout the year, the beloved composer will be celebrated with various events throughout the world. Armenia is no exception. Among the many traditional concerts and performances that will take place, a unique performance --Saber Dance on the Street -- was unveiled today in the streets of Yerevan. The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), in partnership with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) and Emporium, presented a modern take on Khachaturian’s Saber Dance.

CATHOLICOS KAREKIN II HONORS NAZAR AND ARTEMIS NAZARIAN FOR A LIFETIME OF SERVICE AND PHILANTHROPY

 

"There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward." These prophetic words by legendary poet Kahlil Gibran might be considered the lifelong creed of Mr. and Mrs. Nazar and Artemis Nazarian. On Friday evening, May 10, close to 400 people attended a gala banquet in New York's famed Plaza Hotel, to bear witness as the visiting Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II, personally bestowed on the deserving couple the "Knight of Holy Etchmiadzin" Medal-the highest honor of the Armenian Church. The event was sponsored by the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) and the Armenian General Benevolent Union, and went forward under the auspices of Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian and AGBU President Berge Setrakian. Among the dignitaries in attendance were Diocesan Legate in Washington, D.C. Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Vice Prime Minister of Armenia Armen Gevorgyan, United Nations Security Council Director Dr. Movses Abelian, Armenia's Ambassador to the United States Tatoul Markarian, Armenia's Ambassador to the United Nations Garen Nazarian, and and co-chair of the Armenian Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Frank Pallone. Welcoming the enthusiastic throng seated at flower-bedecked tables in the chandeliered ballroom, Nila Festekjian, chair of the banquet committee, highlighted the significance of the evening by calling the Nazarians "a couple who we love, cherish, and respect."

ARMENIA’S REGIONS BECOME MORE COMPETITIVE WITH YEREVAN

Between May 7-10, the 7th Republican Interschool Chess Tournament finals were held at the Writers’ House Resort in Tsaghkadzor. Eight months ago, 5,000 participants, from schools in Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh and Georgia began competing. After eight months, 72 participants (18 teams of 4 participants each) had reached the finals. These teams gathered in Tsaghkadzor to compete for the title of the Best Chess School Team of the 7th tournament and the awards provided by the Chess Academy of Armenia and AGBU, a long-time and proud tournament sponsor.

 
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