24.11.2009 | 
Student, Society
STUDENTS DEFEND OUR CULTURAL VALUES
STUDENTS DEFEND OUR CULTURAL VALUES
YSU students condemn the cultural genocide.

Today tens of YSU students marched to the Square of Republic, and then, joining their colleagues, representing different student organizations, moved to the Embassy of Georgia.

Students demand on providing the Armenian Apostolic Church Diocese in Georgia with legal status, to return Armenian churches and to respect the cultural values of Armenian people.

First year student from the Department of Pharmaceutics Siranush Gharslyan is Georgian Armenian and tells us how the Armenian spiritual values are being destroyed.

A number of churchmen from Araratian Patriarchal Diocese had joined the protester students. Armenian Apostolic Church is our spiritual Motherland, our home; we are called to protect our national interests. This action calls Georgian authorities and Georgian Church to build the temples of our spiritual motherland and to return them back, - said Saint Sargis Church Spiritual Pastor Ter Hakob Priest Khachatryan.

Doctor of Chemistry, Professor Norayr Beyleryan welcomed the initiative of students and said it must be struggled within the limits of legislation for national rights and values.

The students, gathered in front of the Georgian Embassy, with slogans Return our churches, No to cultural vandalism, Arent You Christians? were demanding on the meeting with Georgian Ambassador.

The ambassador did not come out. Instead of it he accepted chairman of several student councils, who handed him over the message. Some of the students took this message to the UN Office.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Armenia insured the chairmen of student councils that he will deliver the letter to the supreme authorities of Georgia. He has also mentioned he has made an arrangement with the RA Ministry of Culture regarding the crumbling of Mughnetsots Saint Gevorg Church according to which the Armenian Church will be renovated with mutual efforts.

YSU Student Council Chairman Tsolak Akopyan said they will be consistent and in case they get no positive answer similar actions will be continued.

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