With the support of Hranush Hakobyan, the Minister of Diaspora of Republic of Armenia, a special event was held on November 5, at the Hall of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the Republic of Armenia, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Haigazian University and the Dedication of the 35th Edition of Haigazian Armenological Review.
Mrs. Hakobyan welcomed the guests and spoke highly about the unique role of Haigazian University, the only Armenian University in the Diaspora. In conclusion of her remarks, Mrs. Hakobyan awarded Haigazian University with a medal on the occasion of its 60th anniversary, for its Armenia-Diaspora partnership, and for its contribution for the maintenance and preservation of the Armenian culture in the Diaspora.
Yuri Suvaryan, the Spokesman of the Armenian and Social Sciences Department of NAS, along with Vice Rector of Yerevan State University (YSU), Aram Simonyan conveyed greetings and presented Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian, President of Haigazian University, a medal on behalf of YSU.
In his remarks, Rev. Dr. Haidostian expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the awards and said that “the Haigazian University is well known now in the Fatherland due to the collaborations with the Ministry of the Diaspora over the years.” He then awarded Mrs. Hakobyan, NAS, and YSU with special awards as well.
Zaven Khanjian, Executive Director/CEO of the Armenian Missionary Association of America, greeted the guests and thanked them for their expressions of gratitude for Haigazian University, and its important role in the preservation of the Armenian culture and heritage in the Diaspora.
The program concluded with the dedication of the 35th Edition of Haigazian Armenological Review. In his concluding remarks, Mr. Antranig Dakessian, Director of the Armenian Diaspora Research Center of Haigazian University, said the purpose of the Haigazian Armenological Review is to encourage and strengthen the activities of intellectuals of the Diaspora, and particularly of Lebanon, in the field of Armenological studies and their support and cooperation with scientists in Armenia.