Mesrobian student body celebrates the centenary of Armenia’s First Independence
Tue, 29 May 2018
Posted in Extracurricular Activities | Festivities

On 29 May 2018, Mesrobian Armenian Catholic High School students celebrated the centenary of Armenia’s First Independence, honoring the martyrs, and highlighting once more the service and love of the Armenian people towards the motherland.

Avo Abaklian, a student from grade 11, gave the opening speech at the commemoration event. He noted that the May 28 of this year differs from other years’ in that we celebrate the centenary of a republic which lifted the Armenian people from the darkness of 600 years of slavery, towards independence, and which guaranteed its survival on its historical lands.

The Mesrobian student ended his speech with the following: “It is expected from the sons and daughters of Armenia to walk in unison, patriotism, and service on the unshakeable road set forth by the heroes of martyrs, to reach the holy grail: a free, independent, and united Armenia”.

The Mesrobian choir performed the song “Armenians, Unite” in the artistic part of the event. Cynthia Nazlikian recited the piece “I am a son of Armenia” by Moushegh Ishkhan. Alex Levonian gave a guitar performance of “Antranik”.

Mr. Gregoire Calouste, principal of Mesrobian, gave the closing speech. The principal said that, although the first Armenian independent republic had a short life from 1918 to 1920, it remained nonetheless a foundation upon which our current republic and the independence of Artsakh were built, and these remain symbols of the realization of Armenia’s desires. The principal said that students should know themselves through Sartarabad, and with that spirit be ready to serve the motherland, for its rise and strength.

The event ended with a performance of “Sartarabad” by the Mesrobian Choir.

 


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