20.03.2009 | 
Science
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH OF SPARAPET
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH OF SPARAPET
"...The only guarantee of our decent, victorious entry to 21st century is our unity. If only all our political parties and individuals were guided by the consciousness of this!" Vazgen Sargsyan

Today in the Hall of Faculty of History of Yerevan State University was held an event, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of birth of National hero, Sparapet Vazgen Sargsyan. Sparapet means supreme commander of the armed forces in Armenian language. The event was organized by Union of divine wind-eagles, YSU Military-patriotic Club Vardanank and Student Scientific Society of YSU Faculty of History. The event was attended by relatives and friends of Vazgen Sargsyan, representatives of facultys professorial staff and students of YSU Faculty of History.

Scholars of the Chorus Zorakan of House of the RA Defense Ministry Officers performed an inspired song dedicated to Vazgen Sargsyan during the opening ceremony of the event. Then the priest Hovhannes and present people stood up and read prayers in memory of Sparapet.

Dean of YSU Faculty of History Edik Minasyan told about Vazgen Sargsyan as the Great Son of the Armenian people, a skilful military and political figure, patriot and just a good man.

15 days ago, it was the 50th anniversary of birth of our great patriot, an outstanding commander of the armed forces, national hero Vazgen Sargsyan. This event, we celebrate first of all for the younger generation, because students must learn lessons from people like Sparapet was, must learn to keep the memory of these devoted people. He fought for our freedom and the idea of living in an independent country, subordinating personal interests to the national,-said the Dean of the Faculty of History.

On the military path of great son of Armenian people, his huge role in building the army told a military comrade of Sparapet, Major-General Astvatsatur Petrosyan: The Armenian people has not seen many brilliant, strong-willed, devoted to Motherland, sustained and strong personalities. He was mighty in spirit, and despite the fact that his nerves were stretched the soul was so fragile and sensitive that used to give birth to love in everyone-love for his homeland, and the homeland for him was the most sacred. And, as he often liked to repeat, all people must fight for their country until the end.
After each speech Chorus Zorakan was performing songs dedicated to Sparapet.

During the event, students got the opportunity to ask the speakers questions, and in the end of the meeting the film Vazgen Sargsyan was shown.

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