YSU Cultural Centre has initiated a new program called “Armenian Artists Worldwide” which is dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The aim of the initiative is to present the life and activities of Armenians, living in different parts of the world. As the Francophonie Days are held now in Armenia, the first focus was made on France.
The event was attended by the Deputy Director of the IAS Mher Hovhannisyan, who coordinates the Events at YSU, dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, various deans, professors, as well as representatives of the French embassy, cultural figures and students.
YSU Cultural Centre Director Karine Davtyan said this initiative is at the same time an excellent opportunity to strengthen the Armenian-French friendship.
Deputy Director of the Institute for Armenian Studies Mher Hovhannisyan said this program will be implemented all year long: “In the framework of the events, dedicated to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide YSU does not want to emphasize only the loss and pain. We want also to speak various wonderful and positive things, which were formed after 1915.”
6 years ago Armenia became the member of the International Organization of the Francophone (formerly Armenia had status of observer). YSU makes steps forward to further development of the Armenian-French political, diplomatic and cultural ties. The proof is that Chair of French Philology operates at YSU and this language is taught at almost all faculties of the university.
During the event members of the Cultural Centre presented French-Armenian cultural figures. The chorus and solo singers performed popular French songs.