Leadership and officers of the army organize meetings with pupils from different schools and university students. This initiative belongs to the Ministry of Defense and Education and Science of the RA. Today�s meeting was held in YSU.
As the glorious victory day is coming soon, our goal was to tell our pupils and students of the examples of courage. This is a triple holiday for us: the liberation of Shushi, the formation of the defense army of Artsakh and, of course, the victory in the Great Patriotic War, - noted Minister of Defense.
The Minister, speaking of veterans, said that their exploits are unforgettable, as if they were not, then the next generation would not be able to fight for the liberation of Artsakh.
I should note with pride that, in addition, that I am the Great Patriotic War veteran, I have worked as a lecturer at the university and it is very familiar for me how to serve people, patriotism, and risk own life - said a war veteran, a great linguist Hovhannes Barseghyan.
According to Mr. Barseghyan, the Artsakh War hero Tatul Krpeyan used to attend lessons at the Faculty of Armenian Philology, specifically to listen to his lectures, which dealt not only with language and literature, but also motherland and patriotism. My enthusiasm has led him to sacrifice, and sacrifice - to immortality, - says the great linguist.
The fate connected these people with the victory. The Armenian people at the cost of heavy losses reached this victory and equal to many other countries have the right to call it its victory, too, - said the Rector of Yerevan State University Aram Simonyan.
This was followed by questions and answers, during which the greater part of the questions was raised about the law on military service, reducing quotas for the magistracy, as well as issues of military-patriotic education of youth. Minister Ohanyan said that the service in army does not interfere with learning: if a person has a desire to learn, he will learn no matter what.
The students also suggested a proposal to organize jointly with the Ministry courses on military training. The Minister approved the proposal.
On the orders of the President of Armenia and the Minister of Defense, on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Great Victory, not only present at the meeting veterans were awarded commemorative medals and diplomas (some of them once worked at YSU), but also a number of young universitarians.