Armenian cultural associations of Argentina celebrated the 100th anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia

The month of May is a month of victories for all Armenians, and it is not by chance that on May 11, two cultural associations of the Armenian community of Argentina — the Armenian Cultural Association of Argentina and the “Sharjum” (Movement) Armenian Cultural Union — jointly celebrated the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia.

The event was hosted in the hall of “Sharjum” Armenian Cultural Center where member of the Hunchakian Party and lawyer Tatev Asilian, former Principal of the AGBU Marie Manoogian School Adolfo Koutoujian and sociologist and member of the Argentinean-Armenian Cultural Association Gabriel Sivinian delivered speeches devoted to the topic.

As reported the organizers to Hayern Aysor, the attendees listened to both speeches attentively and valued the interesting speeches of the speakers.

The speeches devoted to the Armenians’ victories wouldn’t be enough without performances of Armenian songs and dances. So, on May 24, at the initiative of the two Armenian cultural associations, more than 250 spectators enjoyed watching the performances by Gaiane Armenian Dance Group of the Armenian Cultural Association of Argentina and Andres Istepianian’s Armenian orchestra, as well as the masterful performances by singers Pablo Kouyoumdjian, Mirtha Satjian and Sergio Chaprasian and pianist Mkhitar Koulouzian.

At the end of the concert, the event’s keynote speaker Ivan Piseglia Lomlomdjian promulgated the joint statement of the Armenian Cultural Association of Argentina and “Sharjum” Armenian Cultural Union dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Sardarapat and the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia.

These historic and glorious victories were achieved thanks to an unquestionable fact, and that is the unity, congregation and the ability to unite around the idea of nation.

Indeed, there have been and there are facts of declaring a victory one’s own victory, but those victories have gone down in history, and the salvation of the Armenian nation lies in its collective force.

At the end of the joint statement, the organizations representing the progressive and left-wing sectors of the Armenian community highlight the following: “…We are the descendants of Paramaz and the 20 Hunchakian gallows, the heirs of Myasnikyan, Shahumyan and Kamo, the descendants of Warrior Andranik, Haik Bzhshkyants, Maro and Marshal Baghramyan, and we are fighting and we will see a free and socialist Armenia.”

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