Yerevan is officially announced as World Book Capital 2012
On April 22 at the City Hall Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan participated in the inauguration of the Yerevan World Book Capital 2012 program and at the official reception held in the
At the opening ceremony, the President of Armenia made a statement. In the City Hall, President Sargsyan participated also at the ceremony of canceling the stamps released on this occasion. Serzh Sargsyan observed also the “
Later, the President of Armenia accompanied by Mayor Taron Margarian and guests, who have arrived to our capital to participate in the festive events, walked toward the Republic Square where he observed works by chalk and paints performed by many talented Yerevan schoolchildren in the framework of Book Your Future program.
President Serzh Sargsyan’s delivered a speech in the City Hall at the official ceremony of declaring Yerevan World Book Capital 2012. Mr. President especially said:
The ancient Armenian land welcomes an exceptional and beautiful holiday. Across from the biblical mountain Ararat, which witnessed our entire history, the proudly reborn and almost 2800 year old
For the nation, whose history of printing stretches five hundred years, this is the greatest source of pride, a token of appreciation for the contribution to the world culture.
Emerging in the historical
After wandering around different cities of the world for almost two hundred years, in 1771, the Armenian printing trade had finally settled in motherland: the first in
Throughout its history, the Armenian nation has always had reverent love for our marvelous native language, for letters and writings, even in times when it seemed impossible even to think about it. Countless times, our magnificent land was ravaged by brutal and barbaric raiders, who in their savage craze were trying to burn and destroy scrolls and books of our nation on its everlasting road toward the enlightenment; those scrolls and books contained our people’s wisdom, our Christian faith.
Nonetheless, time and again the Armenians not only salvaged the fragments of those scrolls and books, but with their creative power created new scrolls and flourished with the inherent belief that the time for the appreciation and comprehension would inevitably come.
Over fifty distinguished guests from thirty states are here today for the ceremony of declaring
On this momentous day, and throughout the entire year, in the capital city of
Best of luck to Yerevan – the World Book Capital 2012!”Հետևեք մեզ նաև Telegram-ում