Armenian cultural center in Kazakhstan celebrating its 20th anniversary

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On 14 April, the Kentron Armenian Cultural Center in the Kazakh city of Petropavlovsk marked its 20th anniversary with a grand event.

As reported the Center to Hayern Aysor, the event was entitled “Our Power Lies in Our Unity” and was attended by First Secretary of the Embassy of Armenia in Kazakhstan Mher Badalyan, President of the Nayiri Association of Armenian Cultural Centers Artush Karapetyan, as well as the leaders of Armenian communities of Kazakh regions and other national communities of Petropavlovsk.

The Armenian diplomat and the activists of the community were received by Akim of the North Kazakhstan Region Kumar Aksakalov. Issues related to the development of various sectors of the economies of the regions, the establishment of trade and economic relations with Armenia and the issues of the local Armenian community were discussed during the meeting.

Afterwards, the guests visited the School of National Renaissance where the School’s Principal Lyazat Zhalmukanova and Armenian language teacher Silva Aslanyan talked about the School’s programs.

The visit to the newly built kindergarten was impressive. The modern and suitable kindergarten designed for 300 children is Armenian businessman Garik Bernetsyan’s gift to the children and parents of the city.

The guests went sightseeing in Petropavlovsk and visited the local central museum.

As reported First Secretary of the Embassy of Armenia in Kazakhstan Mher Badalyan, in the evening, a solemn ceremony dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Kentron Armenian Cultural Center and a festive concert were held at the Chamber of the Assembly of Nations in the North Kazakhstan Region.

First Secretary of the Embassy Mher Badalyan, A. Karapetyan, as well as the leaders of the Kurdish, Ukrainian, Polish, Korean and Jewish communities gave their speeches and conveyed their kind wishes and congratulatory remarks at the event. The members of the local Armenian dance group and students of the Armenian Sunday school captured the hearts of the audience with their performances of charming songs and patriotic dances. President of Kentron Armenian Community Gevorg Gevorgyan gave a speech in which he expressed his gratitude.