Primate of Artsakh and Prelate Visit Chamlian and Tufenkian Schools

On Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14, 2018 respectively, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and H.E. Archbishop Barkev Martirosyan, Primate of Artsakh, paid a visit to Vahan and Anoush Chamlian and Richard Tufenkian Schools, joined by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, and an accompanying delegation.

At Chamlian School, the delegation was greeted by Principal Dr. Talin Kargodorian, Vice-Principal Mrs. Rita Kaprielian, and teachers, and led to “Hacop and Hilda Baghdassarian” Gym where 7th and 8th grade students had gathered. Armenian language teacher Mr. Vahan Mehrabian welcomed the delegation, briefly went over the school’s national endeavors, and introduced the Primate to the students, who then presented a program of recitations.

Dr. Kargodorian in her remarks stressed that Artsakh has and always will be an inseparable part of Armenia. The Prelate and Primate spoke on this year’s milestone anniversaries. On the 100th anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia, the Prelate urged the students to live and serve in the spirit of our forefathers so that we can one day attain our ultimate goals. The Primate stated that Artsakh is undergoing advancements and become stronger year by year, and stressed that the people remain hopeful and continue to fight for their rights even in difficult circumstances, and concluded by expressing his wish for the 8th grade students to visit Artsakh this year when they are in Armenia.

On Wednesday, the Prelate and Primate, joined by Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian and accompanying delegation visited Richard Tufenkian Pre-School, where they were greeted by Director Mrs. Arsine Aghazarian, benefactor Mrs. Savey Tufenkian, and teachers. A brief program took place, during which Mrs. Aghazarian delivered welcoming remarks and the students sang nationalistic songs. The Prelate stated to the students that the Primate had come from beautiful Artsakh to convey the greetings of their fellow students to them, while the Primate blessed the students and hoped that the spirit of the Artsakh liberation movement endure in their hearts and souls.

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