Tumanyan’s house in Tbilisi will become a center of Armenian culture
The fate of Armenian great writer Hovhannes Tumanyan in Tbilisi is finally decided. Chairman of Armenian Writers’ Union Levon Ananyan had a meeting with the journalists today and during the press conference officially handed the keys of Tumanyan’s house to Primate of the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan.
“Pan-Armenian foundation of writers has bought the house and presents it to the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church”, Ananyan said.
Chairman of the Writer’s Union also thanked Gyumri Mayor Vardan Ghukasyan who assisted to buy the house and also to restore it. “We managed to return to the nation a memory of Tumanyan. So, we will have a center of Armenian culture in Tbilisi which will become a good stimulus to make Armenian cultural life more active there. ”
Primate of the Georgian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Bishop Vazgen Mirzakhanyan informed that the cultural center will be officially opened in autumn.
Bishop also informed that now they are trying to get another part of Tumanyan’s house as well which belongs to the writer’s granddaughter.