Before the ceremony started, guests and soldiers Mother put flowers on the Monument of Perished Soldiers of YSU.
I am sure that each student who will ever enter this room, will feel here Norayrs spirit, and realize that we live for the prosperity of our Motherland and will give our lives to defend it any time, - said Garnik Ananyan, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism.
This ceremony was not the only event today. The Foundation called after Noryar Maroutyan Journalists in Memory of Soldiers announced the results of the essay contest announced beforehand. This year, as an exception, 1st rank prize was awarded to 2 participants from 10 applied, who had written best essays about soldiers. Besides 3 prize-winning places there were also distributed stimulating prizes, all the participants got Certificates on Participation.
Award-giving ceremony is a mean to make student know how Norayr lived and developed his activities. I have to ask all of them to write about Norayr Maroutyan in their own manner, describing his frame of mind and approaches as much as possible, - said his military friend Ashot Sargsyan, President of the above mentioned Foundation.
Dean of the Faculty of Journalism of YSU said that the best works of the annual award-giving ceremony will be published. Gourgen Melikyan, Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, ensured that the Foundation, leaded by him, is ready to show financial support for the publishing activities of the series of books.