On June 25 bachelors of the Chair of Turkic Studies of YSU Faculty of Oriental Studies received their diplomas in the building in Gyumri where YSU was founded in 1919.
Ruben Melkonyan, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, handed the diplomas and noted that this ceremony in the first building of YSU has a great advice.
“Almost a hundred years ago, people gathered in this hall had a great goal to create a university that will serve the interests of Armenia and Armenians. The past years have proved that YSU has been able to accomplish this mission, and our university has educated thousands of professionals who have served this mission. Now it is your turn to gain knowledge and experience for our country’s prosperity, empowerment and security,” - said Mr. Melkonyan.
Emphasizing the role of education and science in the life of the Armenian people, he presented a small historical overview of the period and the importance and significance of the establishment of the university.
Following the ceremony, Bishop Mikayel Ajapahyan, the Head of the Shirak Diocese congratulated YSU graduates.
The students completed the ceremony by pilgrimage to the Vahramaberd church, built in 988-1029 by the Commander-in-Chief Vahram Pahlavuni.