Before the participants started to discuss the main issues of the agenda a report entitled “Citizen Tumanyan” was made by H. Tumanyan Museum Director Narine Tukhikyan. She presented interesting facts and stories of Tumanyan’s life that reveal him as a citizen.
“Hovhannes Tumanyan, living in a time when Armenians did not have statehood, served as a model of a future independent Armenian citizen,” - said Narine Tukhikyan during the lecture.
According to the speaker, the most important feature for Tumanyan was justice. “Justice in every area and on every level. He was a real fighter for justice and was always struggling to achieve it.”
Narine Tukhikyan also noted that Tumanyan was the first to speak of the self-determination of Artsakh. “In 1919, after the pogroms in Shushi, Tumanyan organized a meeting, made a speech and focused on the issue of self-determination of the people of Artsakh, noting that Artsakh cannot be a part of Azerbaijan.”
Narine Tukhikyan advised students to read a lot about him, study his articles, his life and work: “Tumanyan has all the answers. He is really great All-Armenian poet.”
After the presentation, YSU SSS Chairman Mher Hakobyan commented on the activities of this student structure, said that this semester there have been changes regarding the composition of the SSS.
Mher Hakobyan said this semester there have been organized more than 260 events, most of which were in the form of lectures and seminars: “We have also organized conferences, workshops, competitions and moots, cognitive tours, film screenings and other events.”
He underlined among the most important events the competition on making scientific reports and said that one of the most important events is the annual scientific session of the Student Scientific Society, which this year will be international in nature and will be held on October 2-6. It is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of YSU SSS.
Mher Hakobyan noted that the activities of three faculty SSS can be assessed as excellent, 8 – good and 3 – satisfactory.
The most active members and secretaries of the SSS were awarded during the extended session today.