Knowledge of Armenian language and history is one of the major guarantees for preservation of the Armenian identity
Schoolchildren of the Akhalkalak and Ninotsminda regions of Javakhk witnessed turning events on June 20th and 21st as they participated in the annual “Armenian History” and “Creative Essay” contests held upon the initiative of ARS Georgia. As in the past, the first contest was the “Armenian History” contest, which was held with the participation of nearly 80 students. Once again, the topic for the contest was “Our land is sacred, our water is Chrism, our people are brilliant, God is Almighty”. More and more schoolchildren participate in the contest and show more interest year after year. As a result, there is higher quality. From the angle of preservation of the Armenian identity, knowledge of Armenian history is important for the Armenians of Javakhk and all Armenians, for that matter. After many years, there have been certain changes in the contests.
This year, the schoolchildren of Akhalkalak and Ninotsminda participated in the contests together at the Youth Center of Akhalkalak. For students from Tsalka and Akhaltskha, ARS Georgia had envisaged holding the contests in those regions. The next contest, which was held at the Youth Center of Akhalkalak on June 21, was a turning event in terms of its nature.
The contest began with a welcome speech by Chairwoman of ARS Georgia Karine Tadevosyan, who encouraged the children to be more daring as they write an essay about a topic that is an important issue and represents the pain and sorrow of all Armenia ... »»»