The 70th anniversary of the Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, social-political figure and an intellectual person Gourgen Melikyan was celebrated on the 18th of December in the Hall after Charents in YSU.
He was congratulated by the representatives of academic and scientific sphere and the officials. The official congratulations from the staff of the President of the RA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the RA and the President of NKR were announced. Born in Iran, the specialist on Persian studies Gourgen Melikyan was congratulated by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran on this occasion.
Minister of Defence of the RA, President of YSU Council Serge Sargsyan was among the guests. Serge Sargsyan gave a medal from Prime-minister to Mr. Melikyan as he has a big contribution in the process of foundation of the Armenian Army and during the Artsakh war. Then Serge Sargsyan awarded him with the commemorative medal after Garegin Njdeh.
Gourgen Melikyan was also congratulated by Pargev Srbazan, the Head of the Artsakh Diocese. When we say Gourgen Melikyan, a man with a kind smile and nice face with moustache comes in front of our sights and we also smile.
Gourgen Melikyan was the Chairman of the Artsakh Diocese for 15 years. Pargev Srbazan informed us that the Artsakh Diocese Council has decided to award Gourgen Melikyan with the title of Honourable Chairman of the Diocese.
Death has passed nearby for numerous times, but never struck me. May be I have still got a lot to do in this life, - says Gourgen Melikyan, who is 70 years old but has the energy of life of the young.