RA Ministry of Diaspora held press conference devoted to the pan-Armenian awards

On November 12, the RA Ministry of Diaspora held a press conference devoted to the 2014 Awards “For notable contribution to the preservation of the Armenian identity”, which is held by the Ministry of Diaspora of the Republic of Armenia, the World Armenian Congress and the Union of Armenians of Russia.

The press conference was hosted by RA Deputy Minister of Diaspora Serzh Srapionyan, Head of the Department of All-Armenian Programs Armen Andreasyan and Vice-President of the World Armenian Congress and the Union of Armenians of Russia Aram Sargsyan.

RA Deputy Minister of Diaspora Serzh Srapionyan greeted the journalists and particularly mentioned the following: “It is a pleasure to see that the RA Ministry of Diaspora has been holding these pan-Armenian contests with the World Armenian Congress and the Union of Armenians of Russia for the past five years with the purpose of encouraging Diaspora Armenian organizations and individuals having made contributions to preserve the Armenian identity abroad and properly appreciating the activities of Armenian communities in this direction.”

In his speech, Vice-President of the World Armenian Congress and the Union of Armenians of Russia Aram Sargsyan attached importance to the significance of the contests that have been held for the past five years for the preservation of the Armenian identity. Sargsyan mentioned that it is necessary to encourage Armenian schools and pan-Armenian organizations to be more active and work more effectively to preserve the Armenian identity of the new generations of Armenians abroad.

Head of the Department of All-Armenian Programs at the RA Ministry of Diaspora Armen Andreasyan presented the categories for the 2014 Awards, as well as the terms and conditions and deadlines. Andreasyan mentioned that the 2014 Awards “For notable contribution to the preservation of the Armenian identity” will include contests in the “Defender of the Mother Language”, Best Armenian Daily School and Best Media Outlet categories, as well as an essay contest devoted to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide with the title “We Have Existed, We Exist and We Will Exist”.

In the end, the speakers answered questions from the journalists.

Scroll Up